Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

June 15th, 2019 by Pastor Ed in devotional

We need a fresh vision of how to approach this young generation of unbelievers, who so often view science as a replacement religion for a personal relationship with God. Unbelievers and believers alike rightfully find wonder in the discoveries of those who delve into the mysteries of creation and cosmology. But most fail to push back beyond what Sir Fred Hoyle (1915–2001) famously coined as the Big Bang to that crossroad where science meets theology. The main thrust of Genesis 1 is to force an honest inquirer to think about God before the initial event of creation. The vastness of the cosmos is supposed to move the observer to awestruck wonder. Wonder is a delightful human response. Albert Einstein said:

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.

The wonder-working God, who created everything around us, is the same God who seeks an intimate relationship with us. He is the God who holds everything together. It was not a struggle for Him to create nor is it a struggle for Him to sustain His creation. He is masterfully guiding the course of all creation. The God of all creation is the God who knows you by name.

I read about a 12-year-old-boy who became a believer. The next week, his friends questioned him about the experience. One friend asked him, “Did you see a vision?” The boy said, “No.” Another friend asked, “Did you hear God speak?” The boy said, “No.” So they asked, “Well, then how do you know you were saved?” The boy searched for an answer. Finally, he said, “It’s like when you catch a fish. You can’t see the fish. Or hear the fish. You just feel him tugging on your line. I just felt God tugging on the line of my heart and the message was a message of love just for me.” That is a beautiful and simple explanation of how God speaks. God is tugging on your heart even now, saying, “I want to have an intimate discussion with you right this moment.”

“LORD, help us to walk with You this day and hear Your voice.”