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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Does anybody get as frustrated as i do when it comes to trying to wrap your mind around an "eternal" God? I mean... Just reading the opening paragraph, I got frustrated just trying to imagine our God always existing... Even when there was no life, no earth, no nothing - he was there... It's just hard to comprehend something so beyond our piddly little minds... God's eternal... How powerful is that??

There is so much in this first stretch of scripture... I love the story of creation... To see God speak things into creation, and to be humbled at the fact that each and every one of us came from dirt... To see the beauty of the Garden, to try to pinpoint it on a map according to the four rivers... To see that God rested from His work just like we need rest from ours... But I think the one thing that stands out to me was when God created man He said, "Let US make man in OUR image, in OUR likeness"... I love the fact that i get to sit down, crack open Genesis 1 and see a glimpse of Christ... It makes me think of John 8:54-59 when Jesus said to the teachers of the Law, "before Abraham was born, I am!"... And He WAS!! Right there in Genesis 1...

Think about it; God sent His only son to die for our sin... This son which He walked with since before creation... What a gift we have been given! Lets this motivate us to begin understanding the love that God has for us... Not the kind of love that we (or I at least) understand - that if we do good, we get blessings, but if we do bad, we get no blessings - or even curses... God love us PERIOD!! Good, bad, and ugly - God sent Jesus... And lets not overlook the fact that we were created in BOTH of their images... That means that we can be like BOTH of them... As we allow ourselves to be emptied of self, and be full of God's spirit, we WILL be more like God and like Jesus - because that is our origin... We were created in THEIR image... How powerful is that... Let us realize it, and live like it...
- Diaz

1 comment:

Ronster said...

Good stuff Dean, I am right with you on how Awesome of a God we have the privilege to know and to service! I'm blown away by the great detail God takes in creating the Universe/His world, yes it is mind-boggling and to think after all that He bestows us the privilege of ruling over a part of what He created "WOW!" Psalm 139, you are wonderfully made! who are we that He is mindful of, we are created in His image, that's who we are!