Summary: The creation of man was unique in all of God’s creation. Only in the creation of man did God breathe a living soul.
God Our Creator
Genesis 1:1-5, 26
In the beginning God
In the beginning God created
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Psalm 19:1 – “The heavens tell of the glory of God. The skies display his marvelous craftsmanship.” When you look at the vastness of the universe, travel the world and see the wonders of creation, it takes more faith to not believe in God our Creator than to accept Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God.”
In all of creation there was not a greater creation than the creation of man. Genesis 1:26-27. The creation of man was unique in all of God’s creation. Only in the creation of man did God breathe a living soul. 1:27 “So God created man in his own image, (reflects God’s nature) in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them.”
All people created in the image of God have the capacity for holiness and righteousness. After his creation Adam could sing out, “It is will with my soul.”
Adam and Eve were living a life of Utopia. They were enjoying a life of peace and harmony with pain free living. Satan, in disguise as a beautiful serpent slithered his deceitful and luring head into their lives and gave them a critical question to consider. Satan is a master of bringing doubts and questions to your mind. Satan had them question God’s purpose for their lives. “Is God holding out on you?” “God doesn’t want you to experience the higher power of knowledge by eating the fruit that will make you more like your Creator.
Adam and Eve questioned their Creator and disobeyed God by tasting the fruit. By disobeying God they sinned and fell from God’s grace and blessing.
Every person created since Adam and Eve have inherited that same tendency toward rebellion and sin. God in love and grace provided a way for all people to get back to God. Genesis 3:8-19 God gave his pronouncement on Adam, Eve and Satan. A great promise is given in Genesis 3:15, God speaks to Satan, “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” The coming of the Messiah, Jesus would permanently crush Satan’s power through His death on the cross. In Christ God provided the bridge back to God. The Cross bridged the gap caused by sin.
Just as God gave Adam and Eve free will to choose to obey or disobey. God gives everyone the freedom to choose or reject walking across the bridge to life.
Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit does all He can to get people to step on the bridge and walk across to life. Jesus created everyone to have life and have it to the full. Jesus said, John 10:10b, “I am come that you might have life and have it more abundantly.”
God your creator knows all about you and He wants you to know all about Him. The Bible says that before you were born God knew you. Jeremiah 1:5, I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb…” Psalm 139:13-14, “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex? Your workmanship is marvelous – and how well I know it.” NLT
God Made You and Loves You.
The scripture is clear that God made you and then threw away your pattern. He loves you and cares for you. You are wonderfully made. You are unique. Even twins with similar physical characteristics are unique in their personalities.
In the movies “March of the Penguins” or “Happy Feet” all penguins looked alike. They find their mate or mother by their unique sound. And to me all the sounds seemed similar.
When traveling I find it interesting to watch people walking through the airport. People walk by in with their unique appearance and personality. I often wonder what their story is!
When flying I often ask the person sitting next to me a question to see if they are willing to share part of their story. I ask, “Where are you traveling today, going on business or back home?” This question often opens up a time of discussion.
A week ago I flew to Indianapolis, IN on an assignment for the FM denomination. On the way I met a retired executive traveling from S.J. to Florida. He had visited his mother in the Bay area. He had retired several years ago from an executive position with a Tech company in the Bay area. In our discussion I learned that he is now the manager of a 6,000 unit hotel at Disney World in Orlando.