the who, not the how, of creation

By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. [Hebrews 11:3]

I remember that Sunday in the early 80s when I was teaching Junior High Sunday School. I asked the kids if they believed that science supported the idea that God created the world. Most thought that it did. I pointed them to this verse in the bible and began to discuss the idea of faith and creation.

Some adamantly hold to a literal view of Genesis and to a view where the earth is about 6,000 years old. Other see the creation story as an archetypal one meant to inform us about the nature of our beginnings. Even so, each view teaches us that all things visible came from the Invisible.

Whether in an instant or over millions of years the message is the same. We all may not agree on the "how" of creation but we all agree on the "Who" of creation. By faith we discern that we are not random and purposeless beings. Our lives are ennobled by faith in the God of Genesis.

Dear Lord, please open our minds and our hearts to the message of creation.

... this devotion is part of a series from the book of Hebrews.

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