Genesis 1:31 (ESV) — And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
A study of the universe will leave you spellbound. The galaxies in all their splendor shine forth to us through high powered telescopes. Our grasp of the sheer size and scope of the cosmos continues to increase, along with our amazement. Likewise, a study of the subatomic world is mind-blowing. This is the quantum world beneath what we can see, smaller than an atom. The more we study this world we discover that objects don’t behave at this scale the way they do in the world we see. They follow different sets of rules.
The amazing thing about both the quantum physics of subatomic particles and the most distant galaxies in the universe is that God made them both.
Our passage today tells us that God saw all that He made, and it was very good. The key statement in that verse for our focus today is “all that He had made.” When you see something fascinating in creation, whether it is a weird creature or a law of physics, you are seeing something God made. God did not tip over the first domino and then sit passively by as more dominoes fell. He didn’t initiate a process that was guided blindly to its conclusions. God meticulously architected, orchestrated, and executed the works of creation.
Imagine what sort of Being this must be! Human beings are the most advanced of all living creatures in the world. We’ve been on the planet for thousands of years, and still we’ve only scratched the surface in understanding ourselves or anything else in the world. We barely know about what is happening in space. Our knowledge of the subatomic world is still in its infancy stage. We don’t even know a fraction of what is knowable in the depths of the oceans.
But God does. He made it all. Our great God is unmatched, incomparable, and unrivaled. There is no One like Him. Worship Him today.
Reflection & Journal:
What aspects of creation fascinate you the most?
What are some attributes of God that are revealed through the creation? What do we learn about God by studying nature?
How should the splendor, complexity, and scale of creation provoke our hearts to worship?