Mike Novotny - Enjoy Creation
We received an amazing question this week that said, "If God is omnipotent, why did he take six days to create everything"? Just in case you didn't take Latin in college, omnipotent means "all-powerful". So, the person is asking, "If God is all-powerful, why did he take so long to create the universe"? And the Bible's answer to that question is... I don't know. You're certainly right. God could've said, "Let there be everything". And everything could have existed in a millisecond.
So why didn't he? Well, it's a little bit of conjecture so don't write this as a note in your Bible. But I wonder if God didn't want to take a little bit of time to enjoy the glorious creation that he made. Don't we struggle with that in our culture? We're doing, and doing, and doing, and creating, and creating, and creating, and working, and working, and working, and don't always stop to take a deep breath and look around and enjoy the universe that God made just for us.
Psalm 19 says, "The heavens declare the glory of God". Romans chapter 1 says, "All of creation is revealing God's divine nature". How beautiful and powerful and enjoyable he is. I even look back at Genesis chapter 2. It says, Maybe God wanted to set a pattern that we would stop, take a break, take a rest, look around, and realize that our God is powerful. Our God is loving. And, most importantly, God gives us deep rest in our soul, by the free gift of grace, through his Son, Jesus Christ.
So, take a breath. Take a break. And enjoy all the things that God has made. So many of us are living crazy, busy lives. We would love it if you would not just share this video, but comment below and share with our community the kind of things you see around you in nature, God's beautiful creation that reveals his beautiful heart. Thank you for your support and may God bless us as a great community who's rallied around the gospel.