Footnotes

*1:1: The Hebrew word rendered “God” is “אֱלֹהִ֑ים” (Elohim).

1:29: “Behold”, from “הִנֵּה”, means look at, take notice, observe, see, or gaze at. It is often used as an interjection.

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God custom-made the earth for us

Long before God laid down earth’s foundations, He had us in mind and had settled on us as the focus of his love. He surrounded the earth with an atmosphere to protect us. He made the birds to sing so that we know it is morning. He enabled a centrifugal force so that our earth rotates around the sun and we have day, night and seasons. He placed the moon and stars in just the right positions so that when it is dark, we are not overwhelmed by fear but could behold the beauty of the night sky. God had us in His mind when He made all these.

All creation demonstrates the wisdom, power of a God who loves us immensely. Oh how privillege we are! 

My child, know this:

God was thinking of you even before He made the world. (Ephesians 1:4). He loves you so much that He custom-made the earth just so that you can live comfortably in it.

You are the most treasured possession of God’s creation, the crown of all His creation and He wanted you to enter into the celebration of His creation by the hand of his beloved Son (Ephesians 1:3-6).

So, never allow any negative thought of God to dwell in your mind. Every desirable and beneficial gift comes from your heavenly Father who loves you unconditionally. There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle. He brought you to life through Jesus, the true Word, showing you off as the crown of all His creation.

You are made in the image of God

Everything that God created, He said it was good. However after God had created mankind, He looked at all His creation and said “it was very good”.

In Genesis 1:27, it is stated that God created mankind in His image. God’s plans for mankind was:

  1. that we have dominance over all of God’s creation — the animals on land, the birds in the sky and the fishes in the sea.
  2. we be fruitful and multiply, i.e. we should enjoy a successful life of love, great accomplishments and fulfillment.

The life that God meant for us is an abundant life where whatever we need is already provided for and whatever we do will prosper. It is a life of peace, where we have good health and protection and we can enjoy and have true freedom. This however was destroyed when man sin.

Nevertheless, God sent His one and only Son, LORD Jesus to save us. Whoever believes and accept Jesus as LORD and Saviour will become children of God and has the Holy Spirit of God living in them forever. As children of God, we can live the abundant life that God first designed for us.

Did you notice…

Light was created before the sun

This tells us that the sun is not the only source of light. Light exists in itself. In fact, scientists have discovered that light is just one section of a spectrum of Electromagnetic waves. Read more on the Mysteries of Light here.

According to Wikipedia , the book of Genesis was dictated by God to Moses, at Mount Sinai and was estimated to be written more than 3320 years ago!

Yet, if you read the sequence of events in the creation, it does not contradict today’s scientific findings at all! 

Plants were created before the sun

Notice that God created the plants even before the sun.

In John Chapter 1, we read that all things were created through Jesus and in John 1:4, it stated that in Jesus was the light and the life. Jesus is the light of the world (8:12). The plants survive because Jesus’ light gives life.

Man was last to be created

God loves man so much that He prepared the earth perfectly before He made man. Just as a new parent would prepare their home way before their baby is born, God was preparing the earth to be ready for man to enjoy and live comfortably in it.

If our earth is positioned just a little nearer to the sun, it will be too hot and we cannot survive. If it is positioned just a few degree away from the sun, we will be freezing. God made the weather just right for us.

God made all the plants first so that they are ready as food for us.

Above all, God created man in the image of God and He knew that we will have a need to feel good about ourselves and our achievements. So God gave Adam dominance over the animal and the responsibility to name them.

Are you wondering…

Did God really create the world in 6 days?

There have been many debates that the 1 day mentioned in Genesis is not ordinary day as what mankind experience. Nevertheless, no one really know the answer. There is however, a scripture written by the apostle Paul, a disciple who knew Jesus personally and he wrote in 2 Peter 3:8 that with the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.

How to become a believer?

God loves you, my child. He loves you so much that He sent His one and only Son, LORD Jesus to come and die in your place so that when you believe and receive Jesus as your LORD and Savior, you can break free from the bondage of sins and live the life that God had first designed for you — the life of dominance and fruitfulness. Jesus said that anyone who believes in Him passes from death to life and will have eternal life.  You can be a believer simply by saying this prayer:

Dear God, thank you for so wonderfully make me and thank you for sending your Son, LORD Jesus to die for me so that I can have the blessed life that you intended for me — a life of leadership and fruitfulness. Now I believe and accept Jesus as my LORD and Saviour. I believe that from this time forth, I am a new creation, I am born again and I have the eternal life that Jesus came to give me. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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The Mysteries of Light

Light is just one of a wide spectrum of Electromagnetic waves. Many of these waves are harmful to our bodies. Discover how God protects us with an atmosphere.

How Rainbow is formed

How is it that we do not see rainbow every time after it rains? Check out how rainbow is formed and find out why we do not see it all the time.

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