Today's Bible reading: Genesis 1:26-31
Genesis 1 also tells us that God's world is a world of order. Everything has its right place and right function. God provides a perfect setting for people to live in. Repeatedly we hear what sounds like a chorus: “And God saw that it was good.”
That, of course, can be hard for us to believe when we take a look at the world around us. For sure we can see the beauty and the wonder of God's creation. But we can also see a world full of diseases and sicknesses … sin and death … earthquakes, fires, floods and other “natural” disasters. But God reminds us that what He made was perfect. The apostle James writes: “Every perfect gift is from above.” Whatever is wrong in this world cannot be blamed on God. It is humankind that has spoiled the perfect creation.
Prayer: Lord, You have reclaimed all that is Your own, redeemed and restored all of Your creation to Yourself. Preserve me and Your creation, O Lord, by Your grace. Amen.