Uncomplicated Theology No. 4

The opening verse of the Bible (i.e. Genesis 1:1) establishes a worldview we should still value today. With the words, “In the beginning, God created,” we see our beginning, our purpose, and our value. It’s a bit cliche, but that verse clearly illustrates we’re here because God wanted us here. He existed in perfect harmony before this world, before humanity or even our endless obsessions. He was fine without us, yet still felt compelled to create us. That tells me more about God than I can express in these few short words.

It’s clear to me that we exist only because God wanted us to be a part of His existence. He wanted us to know Him, love Him, and commune with Him. He wanted us to have a relationship and He wanted to be a blessing in our lives. There is no way around it, we owe everything to God because we’re the figment of His imagination, we’re the answer to “what can I do,” we’re the result of thought, preparation, and power. 

There are more verses discussing our creation that can reasonably be discussed here. However, I’d like to discuss two of my favorites. Jeremiah 1:5 says: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;” and Psalm 139:14 says, “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”

Both of these passages speak to the knowledge God has of our creation. The Lord “knew” Jeremiah before anyone else did (and it seems prudent to believe the same of every single person born prior or since) and the Psalmist knew that God made him uniquely (which once again can be said of all those born prior or since). What those passages do is highlight the circumstances of our creation. It’s not random, arbitrary, or a product of chance. It’s planned, executed, and validated by our Creator.

Today, I want to implore you to love our Creator because He made us. Love that we are special to Him by our very nature. Love that we are the only part of His creation made “in His image,” (see Genesis 1:26) and love that we were made wonderfully and uniquely on purpose. In the end, love that we were made for no other reason than this, God wanted us to be a part of His life. The more you think about that simple idea, the more you’ll come to love Him and what He did. 


Photo by Julie Johnson on Unsplash

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