Daily Worship

Abundant Creator

October 21, 2013 0 0

Genesis 1: 1-31

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep,  the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he 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—the first day.

And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.

And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.

O Creator God, you spoke and the heavens split open, your breath ordained the sky and the sea, out of the abundance of your love the world began.

In the magnificence of the rising sun, your glory is reflected; the dancing silver flashes of the fish in the sea write the story of your creation upon the ocean waves.

As  each mountain reaches up to the heavens; it’s snow topped peak shouts out your name.  

The cry of a new born babe whispers your sweet plan for humanity into our ears, and we fall to our knees in worship of the one who brought this world into being.

As the seasons change and the harvest is brought in, we are reminded again of this creative power evident in our world today.  God’s power and plan tightly enclosed in the centre of a seed, which grows silently within the soil before bursting forth into fruit. The power that birthed the universe at work in every field, and orchard and garden around us.  

Oh Lord, at the start of this week we praise you for your abundance, for your majestic creation, for the pleasure of being part of your creative process and for the reminders we see each day.