[Message from Pastor Pete Wilson at Cross Point Church.]
His Word was written for us, not to us.
Creation teaches us two important lessons about God:
Lesson one: God is great.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Universal fear: I feel like things are out of control. Life with God begins with one thing only - surrender.
Lesson two: God is good.
God doesn't just create the world. He created a space for human beings. And He had tremendous joy doing it.
Genesis 1:26-30 Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground. So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground. Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground - everything that has the breath of life in it - I give every green plant for food." And it was so.
Remember: There is a God and it's not you. We can rest because God's on His throne. He's got this.