Doug Schorle 12-11-2022 // Creation, A Christmas Story; Genesis 1
As we enter into the Christmas season, our thoughts often go to all things Christmas. The trees and decorations, the lights and presents. Sunday School programs rehearse the Christmas story, and we return to passages such as Matthew 1, or Luke 2. But what we don't often associate with Christmas is the story of creation.
When John opened his Gospel in John 1, he wrote, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.” Later in John 1:14, he wrote, "And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us..." The Second Person of the Trinity, the One who created the universe, became a man. This is the story of Christmas.
So, as we look back to Genesis 1 at the story of creation, may we get a glimpse at eternal character and nature of God. And may this cause us to stop and wonder, as David did, “When I see Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have established; What is man that You remember him, and the son of man that You care for him?” (Psalm 8:3-4 NASB)
Thank you for listening to today's lesson. May you be blessed as we consider who God is and what He has done for us through His Son.