“For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.”
– 2 Corinthians 4:6
The Lord is the Good Creator
Genesis 1 has been stirring in my spirit for some time. In a series of posts, “Knowing God” I wrote about seeing God’s creation seeing God is a good Creator who brought order out of chaos. The world was planned, designed and constructed by the Creator God. The earth was void and formless. Nothing existed on earth until God began to create. When God spoke things began to come into existence. In Romans 1:20, the Apostle Paul said we should know Him by the things He made. Yet, Jesus came into the world but the world did not recognize Him.
What an opportune time to get to know God as Creator. We were created to reflect His goodness in the earth. His character is revealed in His relationship with humanity. His love, mercy, goodness, grace, holiness and purity has been revealed through His interactions with humanity throughout history. There is no being greater than God. There is nothing or no one to compare God with. He is the “Great I AM.”
The first chapter of Genesis tells us that the Lord God is the Creator of heaven and earth (Gen. 1:1-25). Isaiah 45:18 says, “…he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited—he says: “I am the Lord, and there is no other.” Everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, (1 Tim. 4:4).
I briefly shared in previous posts that we had entered into the year 5779 (Ayin Tet) on the Hebraic calendar, and that this is a significant time of transition. What was important to me is that the pictograph for “AYIN“ (pronounced “ah-yeen”) looks something like an eye. The word Ayin means “eye,” “to see,” to understand and obey (Jer. 5:21, Isa. 6:10, Matt. 13:15). The number 9 is the Hebrew alphabet “tet” which means “good.” I believe the Lord wants to give His people eyes to see him as Creator. He alone made the heavens and the earth and all that is in it.
Many times throughout Scripture we read that the people of Israel had “eyes to see, but could not see” and “ears to hear, but could not hear” (Isa. 6:10, Jer. 5:21, Eze. 12:2; Matt. 13:15; Acts 28:27). Their hearts had become dull and rebellious. I believe we are having this same issue today.
We need spiritual eyes and spiritual ears to see beyond the natural events that are occurring today, and to see God as our Creator. Jeremiah said, “Hear this, you foolish and senseless people, who have eyes but do not see, who have ears but do not hear:” The Apostle Paul prayed: “that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.
This is a significant time in which the “eye of the Lord” is toward the righteous. In the Scriptures, God’s intimate knowledge of our lives is sometimes referred to as the “Eye of the Lord.” Adonai’s eyes are in every place, observing both good and evil (Prov. 15:3). The LORD’s eyes focus throughout the whole earth to defend the righteous (2 Chr. 16:9) and to sustain and deliver those who are hoping in His chesed (faithful mercy).
God is not a God of disorder but of peace (1 Cor. 14:33). Out of chaos He created a world of order and peace (shalom). In the midst of all the chaos in the world, we need to see and continuously proclaim the goodness of God to a fallen world.
In the light of His coming glory like the Psalmist:
“I will always put my hope in you; I will praise you more and more. I will tell of your goodness; all day long I will speak of your salvation, though it is more than I can understand. I will go in the strength of the Lord God; I will proclaim your goodness, yours alone. You have taught me ever since I was young, and I still tell of your wonderful acts. Now that I am old and my hair is gray, do not abandon me, O God! Be with me while I proclaim your power and might to all generations to come. Your righteousness, God, reaches the skies. You have done great things; there is no one like you. You have sent troubles and suffering on me, but you will restore my strength; you will keep me from the grave. You will make me greater than ever; you will comfort me again. I will indeed praise you with the harp; I will praise your faithfulness, my God. On my harp I will play hymns to you, the Holy One of Israel. I will shout for joy as I play for you; with my whole being I will sing because you have saved me. I will speak of your righteousness all day long, because those who tried to harm me have been defeated and disgraced”
(Ps. 71:15-24 Good News Translation (GNT))
All Scripture is taken from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.