In the Beginning

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“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). These are the first words in the Lord’s Word, reminding us that He is the Source of life. But it is easy to forget as we journey through life.

The Lord Is Our Creator

The story of creation is a parable about the way we can grow spiritually to become angels in heaven. Each day illustrates part of the process. In the beginning, we know nothing about the Lord. But He created us with the ability to learn spiritual truths and choose to do what is good.

We learn about creation by exploring the world around us. We learn about the Lord through the light of truth in His Word. How else would we know that the Lord is our Creator?

  • The Lord leaves us in freedom to deny His very existence. We are not forced to acknowledge that He is our Creator. This is because He knows that our happiness depends on freely choosing to acknowledge that everything is from Him.
  • We look to the Lord as our Creator when we acknowledge that He is the source of life and feel grateful to Him.

Many of us find our thoughts turning to the Lord with grateful hearts at special times of the year, such as a harvest celebration or when a baby is born. But it is good to give thanks to the Lord each day.

  • What are some ways we can thank the Lord for all that He gives us?
  • How can saying the blessing before meals help us remember to thank the Lord?
  • Do our actions speak louder than our words? How can we thank the Lord by the choices we make each day?

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Conclusion

Reflecting on the wonders of nature can inspire us in our daily lives and confirm that this is the handiwork of the Lord.

O Lord, how manifold are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all. (Psalm 104:24)