Genesis is God’s autobiography. It is his story. His account of turning extraordinary desire into something tangible. He created us because he longed to share his unlimited love. He formed the heavens, the earth, and all that they contain to demonstrate his extravagance, wisdom, creativity, and generosity. God wanted us to know to what lengths he went to bring all that we see and all that we are into being. From his eternal dwelling, he created everything from nothing.
The story of creation pulls us into mystery. With no answers to our curiosity, we can only worship. Man wasn’t made to analyze God. First and foremost, he was created to be a worshiper (John 4:24). We will never be able to take the mystery out of creation, for a God who is incomprehensible in his greatness accomplished it.
Father, from the beginning, you have wanted me to be blessed by your extravagance. All that I see, from the skies above me to the waters beneath, is a testimony of not only your desire to bless me but also of your absolute power and wisdom. As I start this journey through Genesis, I open myself to experience your love in ways I’ve never known before.