From Goo to You?
Praise the Lord everybody, you would think that because of all the Biblical signs of the times that we see manifesting everywhere these days, that people would’ve accepted the fact that the world was not created by accident out of a puddle of primordial ooze. You need just look around us to see a world screaming out “CREATION!” It is also obvious that the Creator put much value in His creation. The word of God tells us in Genesis 1: 1-5:
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters."
"And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day."
This tells me God took His time, “hovering” over His canvas before speaking to it and creating and separating light from darkness and noting that it was good, continued on, that shows that God only wants good things for all His creation. Later, God would go on to prove it by making man in His very own image in Genesis 1:26-27:
"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,[a] 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 so valued His creation that He created man, His prized creation, in His own image so that he could watch over all that was created. God so loved His creation that when man went rogue and sinned, thereby driving a wedge between Him and His creation, God put in motion a plan of redemption. (Even as man became more and more evil-minded) At one point things got so bad that God decided to wipe man from earth’s face by flood and did a reboot with Noah and his family. But because Man’s very nature was sinful, as man flourished again so did evil and sin.
Because God loved us so much, He did not decide on another reboot, the Word tells us in Romans 5:8 (NIV):
"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
His word also says in John 3:16:
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
God cared for us so much that He came down in the flesh in order to save His rogue creation by dying on a cross as a sacrifice as only He could.
God cares about every aspect of His creation, He tells us in the word that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, and that He has counted the very hairs on our heads. (Psalm 139, Matthew 10:30) God wants to be intimately involved in all our lives. If He gave His only son for our redemption, how much more will He be willing to do for those He loves.
The value of life is simple, it is knowing who you are in Christ, and in the eyes of God, and then embracing that. Apart from our Creator, we are basically impotent and vulnerable. Without Christ, we are all slaves to our Adamic sinful natures. We have no weapons to fight our enemy, the devil. If you don’t know the truth the devil doesn’t want you to know about it, and if you know the truth the devil wants you to turn from it.
As we look around at creation, we see the complexity of it, from the human brain to the world's eco-systems. We need to stop just viewing creation in the natural, valuing only the pride and thrill of life. We must view creation from a spiritual point of view, remembering who we are in the grand scheme of things, God's grand plan. God bless you all.