A week of Reflecting on Creation

We see an awful lot of the Creation Week when we look all around us. It has application in our daily lives if we prayerfully think on it (or any Scripture).

Day one of Creation

Genesis 1:1-5 says that God created the heavens and the earth, as well as giving us light. Try to get outside each day, in the light of day, to see and thank God for the beauty of the heavens and the earth. We need more sun and fresh air. We need infrared light which is created by the sun, or also by firelight, candlelight, and other ways. You can even get it through your clothing. I watched a video that says it will penetrate even your skull bone. Some people use infrared lights or saunas to get what they need.

Melatonin is used by some for sleep, but the properties of Melatonin have been immensely studied because everyone’s body makes it. They needed to know how it reacts with drugs, etc. There are numerous studies that show Melatonin is useful for more than just sleep. See this one for the recent Virus by Dr. Neel.

John 1:1 says, in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. We need more Word in our lives, it is our necessary food (Job 23:12). Remember, man does not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord (Matt 4; Luke 4).
John 8:12; I am the Light of the World
Jesus said, “I AM the Light of the world” (John 8:12; 9:5). Following Jesus is different than our initial belief on Him for salvation from the penalty of eternal death. We receive the free gift of eternal life when we believe. But then we need to learn to walk worthy (Eph 4:1), and that comes from time in His Word, and actually taking heed to it (Ps 119:9). Continue in His Word (John 8:31-32) to be the disciple He wants you to be — one that is not walking in darkness. We’re always happier when we stay in the Light.

Day two of Creation

On the second day of creation there was a division of the waters. God separated the salt from the fresh) and the sky itself from the waters. Our body is made mostly of water. And we need water and minerals to keep it in good shape. Many people do not get enough water in the day, or they may not get the right kind of water based on treatments that happen to some of our water. That you can figure out based on the area you live in. Water intake is very important to our health. Spiritual Water is too. There is a passage in John 7 that I love.

On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. John 7:37-39

Those of us who are saved eternally are sealed with His Spirit until the day of redemption (Eph 1:13-14; 4:30). As we cannot live eternally without that living water, we also need washed in the water by the Word for our spiritual health (Eph 5:26). I believe we see that same kind of washing in the setting of Jesus washing His (already clean) disciple’s feet (John 13:3-15). His Word is truth which sanctifies, (John 17:17) and cleanses us if we will take heed to it (Ps 119:9). Spend some time with Jesus today, hearing His Word, meditating on it day and night (Luke 10:38-42; Ps 1:2). Get washed in His Word.

Day three of Creation

Water and Dry land is separated. God asks Job;

who shut in the sea with doors when it burst forth and issued from the womb. When I made the clouds its garment, And thick darkness its swaddling band; When I fixed My limit for it, And set bars and doors; When I said, ‘This far you may come, but no farther, And here your proud waves must stop!’  (Job 38:8-11).

He reminds Job that he had not been to the springs of the Sea, nor it’s depths. To this day about 90-95% of the depths of the Sea have not been explored. God created the Grass, vegetables, Herbs, and every fruit tree. As plants need sunlight and water, so do we. Plants and trees are an important part of Creation. Photosynthesis creates oxygen as a byproduct. We also need fruits and vegetables in our diet, fiber is important in so many ways. We find medicinal properties in herbs, but like salt flavors food, so do some fresh herbs. Fun to experiment in cooking with those herbs. These things He created are helpful to our environment, pleasing to the eye and the palate, and so much more. Think on the wide variety of fragrances found in so many flowers. The different colors of the foliage of a tree. So much beauty and joy we receive just sitting or walking outside. Whether enjoying a beautiful garden or even a simple vase of flowers. You know the saying, ‘stop and smell the roses’. How often we forget to do that (or maybe are too busy or distracted to do). But there is nothing like spending some time out in nature, just really ‘seeing’ with our eyes what He has made, and thanking Him for the complex variety of beautiful things He has given us. This crazy life, and this ever darkening world creates much worry and stress for many. But He cares about your needs. Scripture tells us God cares about even the Lilies of the field. Notice the theme below? Because of Who He is, and who we are to Him, we can trust in Him. Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

“So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.  Matthew 6:25-34

Day Four of Creation

Oh, the majesty of the Stars, Sun, and the Moon. Nothing like sitting out star-gazing, or closing a day watching God’s new canvas in each sunset. God divided the day from the night. Think of that next time the night ends and the day begins to dawn. The book of Job speaks a lot of Creation, specifically in chapters 38-41 when God answers Job out of the whirlwind. It’s a humbling passage. God says He not only commanded the morning, but He caused the dawn to know its place. Our loving God counts the stars, and calls each one by name. Just as He numbers every single one of the hairs on our head (which is ever changing-Matt 10:30). From the rising of the sun to its setting, His name is greatly to be praised (Psalm 113:3; Isaiah 45:6; Malachi 1:11).

He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds. He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name. Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite. The Lord lifts up the humble; He casts the wicked down to the ground. Psalm 147:3-6

Day Five of Creation

Bountiful life suddenly teeming in the waters. A plethora of many different birds filling the air. I can’t even imagine. He said to be fruitful and multiply. The world’s language is population control. But God knows exactly how much His earth can hold and sustain. We can’t begin to fathom the intricacies of His creation. But we get a tiny glimpse with the coloring, size and design marvel of a hummingbird. Even a Sparrow is not forgotten by its Maker.

 “Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:6-7

Day Six of Creation

He made all the animals of the earth including the creeping things. He then made man in His own image, and woman from the side of man. And He breathed life into them, and gave them dominion over everything. God planted a garden for them. Can you begin to fathom God doing that? Remember Jesus went to go prepare a place for us (John 14:1-3). Imagine what it used to be like with the animals before we rebelled and brought sin into the world and the animals no longer trusted us? All this will be restored one day. And we will be at peace with Creation again. We see a picture of it in Isaiah 11 where the wolf, the leopard and lion will dwell peaceably with the lamb, goat kid and calf. No longer hurting or killing anyone. Because the Perfect One will Reign and we will finally be the companion that God intended from the beginning. And He will dwell among men.

What is man that He is mindful of us?

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.  James 1:17

Day Seven of Creation

Rest. We all need it. Remember, Jesus is our Sabbath rest. Spend time with the One who loved you so much that He gave Himself for you. He loves you.

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matt 11:28-30

4 Responses to “A week of Reflecting on Creation

  • Sally Richardson
    4 months ago

    What do you mean by an “awful of the creation”, please?

    • Thank you for letting me know. We switched back and the page and editing is totally different and it skipped some words, so I’ll to go look.

  • I love this post, Holly, full of God’s beautiful scriptures, and it’s encouraging to us all. I need to get out into nature more to meditate and experience gratitude toward HIs beauty

    • Thank you dear Helen.

      I remember going on a camping trip around 2007. I didn’t want to go. And I was even unhappier with the camping ground. Many burnt out trees, there had been big fires the season before. But I began to see little sprigs of wildflowers pushing up through the ashes. Fallen trees, nestling the new crops it seemed. I had an old digital camera and caught so many beautiful pictures, and was reminded of His Word everywhere I looked. It was an eye-opening experience and a remembrance for me still. We have to open our eyes to see the wondrous things He has made for our enjoyment.

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