Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Bible Journey- Day 1- Genesis 1:1

Before we begin with today's reading, I'd like to let you know that this translation of The Bible is from the "New Living Bible" I like this translation because it's easy to understand. It's written in Modern English. Okay.. Let's go!!

Genesis 1:1-5 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.[a] 2 The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
3 Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light "day" and the darkness "night."
And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.
Did you know that the Galaxy that we live in is spinning at the incredible speed of 490,000 miles an hour! But even at this breakneck speed, our galaxy still needs 200 MILLION years, just to make ONE rotation! WOW, is that so hard to fathom?? If you think that is hard to fathom, check this fact out!! THERE ARE OVER ONE BILLION GALAXIES JUST LIKE OURS IN THE UNIVERSE!!!!
Some scientists say that the numbers of stars in creation is equal to all the grains of all the sands on all the beaches of the world. YET, this complex sea of spinning starts functions with remarkable order and efficiency. To say that the universe "just happened" or "evolved" requires MORE FAITH than to believe that GOd is behind these amazing statistics. Think about it.. out of all the grains of sands on all of the beaches in all the worlds, one just "exploded" and created life!! Does anybody really believe that??
We also see in Genesis 1:2, that the earth was empty and formless. During the second and third days of creation, God gave form to the universe. He created Darkness and Light. He called the darkness night and the light, day.
Imagine the universe and all of it's stars and planets and galaxies. God created and chose the earth, for us to live. Check out this video to help you see what God created! The music is by Third Day!


albbac2 said...

to think that the whole thing (universe) fits in the palm of his tell me, how big is our God?

Susan said...

I was listening to a podcast the other day and the pastor said that he can't help but to smile when people say that God is hiding from them. He said, "don't they realize that God is HUGE and EVERWHERE?? What do you think God does? "Uh Oh, Here comes Al, let me duck behind the milky way here, so he doesn't see me!"
It was a funny thought! GOD IS HUGE DUDE!!!