Sitting out in my backyard in the shade, cool breeze blowing, watching the sprinkler give the garden a big drink, little dog in my lap and another at my side. Seeing and knowing how much the LORD of the universe loves me and calls me His own daughter… Blessed in ways I never believed or imagined. Life is good.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” – Genesis 1:1 NIV
Theory or belief?
So many people profess to believe in the Theory of evolution, the idea that the stars and the plants, people and animal, even the universe, manufactured itself out of nothing. Some say it came out of space dust, or mud. Okay, where did the mud – or space dust – come from? Something cannot come from nothing. There has to be something in order to make something. Since everything is based on atoms, don’t we need a source for the atom?
My choice, even in the years I spent running from God, has been the belief, the knowledge, that God created the heavens and the earth. I can encourage nature to bring forth beautiful and edible things. I can take what others see as trash and make functional things. I’m not capable of creating anything without something to use as a base. In the garden, we use the dirt God made and seeds He provides to “create.” In the workshop, we can take raw materials and “create.” Something from nothing? Not a chance. Something from something? Absolutely.
We did come from the earth, but not from a primordial mud soup. God created us. “Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” – Genesis 2:7 NIV
Humans have been changing since the beginning of time, the beginning of our creation. We have changed physically, going through periods of time when humans were shorter or taller, and where our other physical characteristics have changed. We have humans in all shapes and sizes and colors, and we are all one race – the HUMAN race. All of mankind; all of the differences, all created from the dust of the earth by the God Who made it all. We are the ones who corrupted His perfect creation and caused the “evolution” of the perfection into chaos. We have evolved into selfish, self-righteous, bigots, and warmongers. We have made the evolution from perfection to ugliness and evil.
How can we change it? One person, one step at a time, and only by relying on our Creator. Despite our constant disrespect of Him, He waits for us to ask for His help, but He also doesn’t make us work for it. Just say the word, and He’s there to hold you and to carry you. One of my favorite parts of the Sistine Chapel ceiling is the part where God is reaching out to Adam. God is reaching, stretching, and Adam is just holding out his hand. God does the work for us. Pretty amazing, when you think about it.
Have you asked Him yet?