Posts tagged Creation
God Can Handle Chaos—Including Yours

Whatever we might think about God’s formless, empty, lifeless, black, and watery creation in Genesis 1:1-2, the Spirit of God loved it and sustained and upheld it. Right now you may feel confused. Empty. Lifeless. Dark. Chaotic. Whoever you are, and whatever the depths and agony of your trials, God is hovering over you: he loves you, he is near to you, and he can rescue you.

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You Are Very Important—the Sixth Day of Creation

Human beings in the West are very confused. On the one hand, we sense that we are important and significant. Life means something. We have purpose—a high purpose. We are destined for great things. On the other hand, we tell ourselves, incessantly, that we are meaningless and insignificant. In Genesis 1:24-26, you will find three reasons why you are important.

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Want Abundant Life? It Only Grows on the Solid Rock (the Third Day of Creation)

So many of us are unhappy because we don’t know why we exist. God pours out love-gifts of sun and breath, food and family, and we don’t see him. We are dying, and we don’t want our lives to end. We don’t know where we are going, nor how to get there. Here’s why it is possible to find deep joy even in the most vicious trials of this life. 

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3 Ways God Saves You from Drowning—the Second Day of Creation

God’s church is always in danger of drowning—suffocating in the waters of outward persecution and inward materialism and temptation. This applies to us as a body, and this applies to us individually. But we need not fear, for our Savior—from the very beginning—showed how he can deliver us from the chaotic suffocating waters in whatever form they come. 

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"A City Is No Place for a Tree": Why Your City-Soul Ultimately Longs for God

No tree thrives in an urban environment. No tree is at home in the middle of an utterly human landscape. At best a tree can hope to survive. A select few defy the odds and reveal to us bittersweet glimpses of their true nobility. They are the exception, not the norm. A city is no place for a tree. And here's why your city-soul ultimately longs for God.

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