Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December 2 [Advent]

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 
The earth was formless and void, 
and darkness was over the surface of the deep, 
and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. 
Then God said, 
“Let there be light”; 
and there was light. 
God saw that the light was good; 
and God separated the light from the darkness. 
God called the light day, 
and the darkness He called night. 
And there was evening and there was morning, one day. 
Then God said, 
“Let Us make man in Our image, 
according to Our likeness; 
and let them rule over the fish of the sea 
and over the birds of the sky 
and over the cattle and over all the earth, 
and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 
God created man in His own image, 
in the image of God He created him; 
male and female He created them. 
Genesis 1:1-5, 26-27 

Have you ever taken a moment to step back and realize just how small we are? We are tiny little specks living on a small blue marble that is careening through space at thousands of miles per hour. 

And we are not alone

We were created in love for a purpose. 

The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. 

When God created the world, He spoke everything into being. He said let there be and it was. 

Except for His last creation. 


Something is different about humans, something about us is special. 

And in our specialness we see the very beginning of the Christmas story. 

"It begins with the always coming of Christ." -Ann Voskamp 

And on the sixth day, God - the Trinity {Father, Son, and Holy Spirit} - said, 

Let us make man in our image. 

And so He did. He made us in His image. Formed by Love, for love {Ann Voskamp}. God made use to look like Him because He loves us with an overwhelming and eternal love that our mortal souls can hardly comprehend. 

And do you know what it is about this that sends my head spinning the most? He knew before He made us that we would reject Him. That we would desperately need redemption. That He would have to sacrifice His Son so that we could live to enjoy Him and His love. 

And that right there is True Love. Giving us a chance to live. To know Him. To choose our way or His way. Knowing that if He did Creation would fall and groan and travail in pain, God created us because He loved us. 

And He didn't stop there. Creation was only the beginning. 


It's not too late to start your own Advent celebration. Whether you do anywhere from one day to twenty-five, I encourage you to join me in this journey. Jesus is coming. 

Kimz Kitchen {a blog that I am following through the 25 days of Advent. Kim writes eons better than I do, so I encourage you to follow her Advent journey!}

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