God Created All Things
But ‘You’ Are Special and Unique above All Things Created
Genesis 1:1 NIV “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:20 NIV And God said, ‘Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.’ So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.’
Genesis 1:26-28 NIV Then God said ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
Nehemiah 9:6 NIV You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.
And the Apostle Paul wrote to the believers in Colosse…referring to Jesus-God-The-Son… Colossians 1:15 NIV He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him (Jesus) all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.
Romans 1:18-20 NIV The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities — his eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
When I look at nature…and see something of such awe-inspiring-wonder such as the Bird of Paradise (illustrated in the pictures that accompany this article) it is so clearly evident by seeing ‘what has been made’ that God installed such demonstrations of His divine creative genius into His creation to serve as a visible and enduring declaration of his eternal power and divine nature ‘so that’ we would ‘know’ that He alone is God, Creator, and Lord of all…that He is creator of life. There is no way that ‘nothing’ could create ‘something’. And for sure, ‘nothing’– without supernatural intelligence, without personality, without awareness of beauty, without ability to create living and breathing creatures, could create and sustain the whole of the natural order that we see in the heavens and on earth all around us. It is purely illogical.
Ask yourself these questions: Why are you attracted to beauty in nature? Why? What is ‘it’ that gives you ‘awareness’ and ‘awe’ and ‘joy’ in observing a sunrise, a sunset, snowflakes, birds, fish, animals, in nature? Why does color exist? Would a sunrise or sunset be as beautiful if they were only presented in black and white? Where does your sense of right and wrong originate from? Why do you think and reason and know that you are alive, that you are person? Why do you think about your life, the people that you love, birthday’s…why do you contemplate you life and make plans?
Do you think a monkey knows that it is a monkey…and that humans gave it the name of ‘monkey’. Do you think a monkey is aware of time, days, weeks, hours, minutes? Do you think a monkey knows its birthday, or thinks about its offspring, or contemplates life and make plans?
We are not an animal. We are human…man…we are not an animal created within a ‘kind’. We are God’s highest creation, createdin His image, in His likeness.
Being created in God’s image and likeness means that we have the God designed capacity.. the ability of ‘awareness’ to ‘know’ God. We have awareness, awareness to know..to know that we are..to be aware of self…self-awareness to observe and see and ‘know’…to know Him who created us. This was God’s intention and purpose for creating us …so that ‘we’ could ‘know’ Him. Not just know about Him…but know Him.
To ‘know’ God…that is why you were made! So…know Him! Ask Him right now to come into your life and make Himself known to you. We come to God through Jesus-God-The-Son. He WILL come to you and He WILL make Himself known to you. He created you ‘so that’ you could ‘know’ Him. …eternal hugs 🙂