Genesis 1:14-19

“14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night. They will serve as signs for festivals and for days and years. 15 They will be lights in the expanse of the sky to provide light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made the two great lights—the greater light to have dominion over the day and the lesser light to have dominion over the night—as well as the stars. 17 God placed them in the expanse of the sky to provide light on the earth, 18 to dominate the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 Evening came and then morning: the fourth day.”

PRAISE GOD! I cannot verbalize the fullness one feels when he is faced with the beauty of God’s creation. My family and I are traveling this week and weekend for my son to participate in a soccer tournament in Tennessee. While typically I am overwhelmed by the “to-do’s” and the “have-to’s” in order to feed the distractor of a Type-A personality, I was immediately brought to “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10) and the creation story during this trip.

Although a pleasant flight, my mind races between schedules, noises, situational awareness, etc. and then…I look out the window. There He is, God! I was quickly brought to Genesis 1, “Then God said….” The noises fade; time appears to stop. The Creator was saying, “I am always here just be still and know!” My thoughts transition to my youth when I presented the creation story to wide-eyed children in places far away as part of a youth mission trip. How do we easily forget? God created! I would venture to say that it has been a long time since you have read Genesis 1 as well. However, I ask that you prayfully read this creation chapter with unveiled eyes today. Be still and know that He is God – God of creation and God of your situation. He is big enough and powerful enough to set the sun into motion with a word, and He is as personal enough to cover you under His mercy and grace in your darkest valley! 

Challenge: Do not become so distracted today that you forget to be still, and know that He is God. Take a look at His creation. Breathe Him in today. 


Christian Armetta 

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