Though science and faith argue over how things were created, they both agree there is a reasonableness to creation. They agree there is a purposeful progression to how things came to be.
This is exactly what you see in Genesis chapter 1. There, God brings things into being and progressively brings them into order and purpose. He originates, orchestrates, and organizes each part of creation to fulfill a purpose.
Like creation, you and I have a beginning and we continue to develop and progress toward some sort of purpose.
As people of faith, we are quick to affirm the creative power and plan of God when it comes to creation, but then we doubt God’s creative power and plan when it comes to our lives. It doesn’t make sense to believe that God can purposefully create and manage an entire cosmos, but can’t be trusted to manage and guide our lives.
Genesis chapter 1 should give us confidence that our Creator is as invested and intentional in over-seeing our lives as He is in overseeing the cosmos.
Where is it that you need to trust the God of all creation today?
Bret Legg is the Teaching and Counseling Pastor at Warren Baptist Church in Augusta, GA.