66 Ways God Loves You

Day 1 of 5 • This day’s reading


In Genesis God Fashions Me with His Hands

In the beginning God created. He said, “Let there be light” and there was light! He spoke it. He commanded it. He just said it and it was! He called into existence that which had never existed before.

Every word became our world. Stars and planets. Shimmering sunshine and fierce lightning. Mountains and oceans. Forests and animals. Birds and sea creatures. Towering trees and tiny flowers. God’s voice initiated all creation. All except man. God did not speak man into being because man was different—man was loved.

“The Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being” (Genesis 2:7 mev). Our beautiful Creator stooped down and got the dirt of this earth on His hands to give us life. God used His hands, His touch, to craft us—the crowning jewel of all His handiwork. And after He formed man, He gently fashioned a woman from the rib of Adam with those same hands. He lovingly shaped her to reflect the beauty of her Creator.

God could have spoken you and me into existence, too. But He chose that we—His beloved ones—would bear His fingerprints. His touch separates us from all created things. It honors us above all other created beings. His touch on our lives constantly reminds us that we are loved.

You aren’t just the result of God’s verbal command to some genetic matter. You are the result of the loving Hand of God that reached all the way from heaven to touch you and make you His own. And He is still reaching and still touching you. “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good” (Genesis 1:31). Can you see His fingerprints on your life? Thank God today for His loving touch, and ask Him to keep creating you to be the beautiful person He loves.