Genesis 1 is the familiar story of God’s creation. It starts that way: “God created”. No big bang here. No other story – just plain old creation. And how did He do that – it says “God spoke”. This was not some long drawn out deal – God spoke the universe and all that is in it into existence. No more, no less. God said it and it happened. “God spoke” each day and something wonderful happened each time he did. Day and night, sky and waters, tress and plants, animals and reptiles, human beings….. “God spoke” it all into existence. The world seems to struggle with that truth. They want to explain it all somehow. They can’t take God’s Word at face value and believe it. But God did it. He created it all in six days. Now I don’t know what a day is to God. My guess is that his days are probably different than what man has determined a day to be, but when you are dealing with eternity it really doesn’t matter all that much I suppose. The truth is that God created it all by the words that flowed from his lips.
As I reviewed this chapter I also discovered that God did a lot more than speak here. Check out all these actions: “God looked, God blessed, God said, God saw, God made, God named, God brooded”…..and He did these things over and over in chapter one. God was involved. In fact there was nothing else but God for that matter. He is still involved and active. He is not a passive God. He is a God of action and is involved in His creation each and every moment. God is alive. He was then during the creation, and that very same God is alive and active today. Do you see Him? Have you felt Him? Do you notice what He is up to? God made you and me. He made it all. We need to seek Him and find Him. He is the great I AM.