In The Beginning…

Have you ever wondered how something is made? Perhaps the computer or smart phone you are reading this on? Or the cake you love so much? Or the chair you’re sitting in? Do you ever wonder how the earth and all the stars you see were created?

We, the human race, have advanced exponentially over the past 30 years in our ability to make things. We have advanced to the point that we have made machines that can make things for us. I’m not talking about the old assembly line machines, but the 3D printing machines that can make intricate parts and machines of their own.

We continue to advance. The advent of the computer, further miniaturizing of processors, memory, and circuit boards has put computers in the palm of our hands that are more powerful than computers that filled an entire room just 30 years ago. Technology has allowed our creativity to grow at a rate that is mind boggling.

Yet, we still cannot create the very basics of life or for life. We cannot create dirt. We cannot create oil. We cannot create atmosphere. We cannot create life. We cannot create plants. We cannot create food.

You may object to some of those. However, I challenge you to create any of them without being given something to create them with. Try creating food with nothing. Try creating dirt with nothing. Try creating anything you want to create without the aid of being given the appropriate materials and chemicals. You can’t do it.

Now, think about life. Think about the complexities of the human body. Think about creating a single strand of DNA. Human DNA has about 3 billion bases in it and it can be found in the smallest slice of our skin. We have learned amazing things about our DNA and yet science continues to discover new information about it.

Who created all of this from nothing? The answer—God. More specifically, the Word of God, AKA Jesus Christ. You see, when God spoke, all of creation came into being from nothing. The Word of God that spoke all things into being is Jesus. So, when we hear that the Creator came to earth and sacrificed Himself for us, it is absolute truth.

I pray we all recognize our Creator. I pray we understand that our Creator loved us enough to be our perfect sacrifice. I pray each of us will be amazed at His creation. See Jesus for who He is. Praise Him for creating all of creation. Praise Him for creating you. Thank Him for your many blessings.

John 1:1-3, 14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made….The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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