Ever doubted that God cares about the details?
God wants to be intimately involved in your life. Don’t believe me? Take a minute and read Genesis 1 and Genesis 2.
Now close your eyes. Wait…read this first section then close your eyes. You may even want to turn off the lights around you just to make sure it is completely dark.
Now just take a moment and imagine Earth without light, without land, without seas, oceans, lakes or rivers, without sky, without birds, without trees sprouting with vegetation and fruit, without the sun, moon or stars, and without human life. Really, picture water everywhere, darkness, and no existence. Try to envision the Spirit of God just peacefully hovering over the endless span of lightless H2O.
Not to interrupt your imaginative moment, but I’m going to tell you right now that there was a “big bang.” I guarantee you God’s voice is so big it made at least a bang when it began to command creation. Day one starts out with light, because who can design in the dark? God separates the light from the dark and not only gives us day and night, but dawn and dusk, sunrises and sunsets.
During the second day, God makes the sky.
Now day three gets real crazy. I picture numerous peaks of ground rumbling to the surface of an endless ocean. There have got to be some crazy waves happening as the land forces the water to divide. Crazy thing is, God didn’t stop there. Trees are popping up on the shore everywhere with juicy coconuts and bananas. Various plants are sprouting all over the place as I’m sure the fresh scent of ripe fruit fills the extremely fresh air.
Day four is one of my favorites. God knew a day on His newborn beaches would not be the same without a sun to tan us! He also predicted our passion for teenage vampires and made the moon so there’d be some light shed for midnight bites. Imagine a romantic date without stars to gaze at! Day four has that covered. Not only did God create all the lights in the sky, but He designed them so we would have fall, summer, winter, and spring.
At sunrise the next morning, birds begin to take flight. Cardinals jetting across the blue sky. Goldfinches perching on green leaves. Down below the winged madness, Free Willy is getting his jump on as God fills the waters with animals. The waters need life but on day six God also creates land animals of every kind to be named by His next creation, man.
You Were Knit Together by a Loving Father
Think about all of the things in your life. Close your eyes if you find yourself getting distracted.
First, consider your body and personality. You were handcrafted by the ultimate designer and are a unique edition, like no other. The bed you slept in last night contains materials created during the first week of Earth. The spouse you woke up next to was thoughtfully fashioned as your lifelong helpmate. The hot coffee you just sipped is produced from the beans God invented way back at the Garden of Eden.
Everything we are, have, see, smell, taste, hear and feel comes from the methodical design of an all-powerful God. God took six days to create and enrich our lives when He could have easily done it with a big bang.
Why so much effort? What was the point in taking His time? I believe God was modeling how to work. I truly think He wanted to set the first example of excellence. God is interested in the details of your life. You were created on purpose for a purpose. Look at what God says to the prophet Jeremiah: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations" (Jeremiah 1:5).
God knows you and wants to be intimately involved in the details of your life. No matter who you are or what you have done.