I came across a devotional today that spoke about the first 8 verses of Genesis 1. This is a passage of Scripture that gives us great insight into the intentional mindset of God when He put this world into motion. Here is the passage:
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. God called the light 'day,' and the darkness He called 'night.' And there was evening, and there was morning - the first day. And God said, 'Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.' So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. God called the vault 'sky.' And there was evening, and there was morning - the second day."
This passage declares that Creation itself was a priority for God. There was no accident here. God declared the existence of the planets and the stars!
We also see in these 8 verses that gave consideration to His Creation. This wasn't some random decision by some distant God out of boredom. In His consideration, God created the world with its soil and water, vegetation and atmosphere, depth and distance as well as correct temperature for the survival of the human race. He even planned for a Savior for the failures of the first persons He created!
One other thing this passage shows is the quality of God's Creation. There really is no other being that can do what God did in bringing life to the world. Here we find our Creator God speaking and bringing the ingredients of creation into reality. There is no doubt of His authority and power. The event has no equal and God Himself has no other equal.
As I thought about the Creation of God, I could not help but think about the priority, consideration, and quality that He used in creating each and every one of His children. The Psalmist writes that he was "knit together in my mother's womb," and we know that is true for each of us.
God loves you! He created you to fulfill a purpose and He put so much thought into who would become. Today, know that you can live into that purpose. You can worship and serve a God who designed you; a God who planned for you; a God who doesn't make any junk.
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18