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Monday, June 6, 2011

In the beginning...

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was without form and void." Genesis 1: 1-2

I have always said that the war between science and religion is one that should have never been fought. Science has its contributions in suggesting the 'how' of creation. The Bible contributes the 'who' of creation.

We are told God did it. But we are not told how.

Just after God created it all, the Bible says the earth was without form and void. It goes further to say that at the time the earth was a planet made up of mainly water, mists, and gases. A lot had to happen to pull the earth into the form it's in today. We are not told how long that took. Genesis says 6 days. But we are not told they were 24 hour days.

The Bible also says that a day is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as a day with God.

The bottom line? God is bigger than our minds can grasp, and thus, He is capable of doing whatever He wishes in the manner in which he wishes. It is not man's task to place God in a box.

Prayer: "O God, we ask that as we contemplate your creation that you will fill us with the sense of wonder and mystery that is characteristic of your great works, and make our faith so strong that it is not threatened by variations in scientific theory. Remind us that there is much we do not know and don't need to know and that new discoveries do not threaten the foundation of our faith. Through Christ our Lord we pray, Amen."  

Song: "All Creatures of our God and King."

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