In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. –Genesis 1:1 (NIV84)
This very first verse of the Bible opens the story of Existence and sets God up as the ultimate creator, the architect of everything, from the vast collections of stars, galaxies, and planets that stretch across space to the mind-blowing complexity of a single cell.
The creation of anything is so complex, so intricate, so important – how could we ever think that anything or anybody was a mistake? God doesn’t just thrown stuff together without paying attention to detail. Everything he has made, he has made on purpose.
And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. – Genesis 1:3 (NIV84)
God’s creative power was his divine speech. He merely spoke about light and it suddenly existed, even before a sun or stars to provide it. And that same speech qualifies the light as “good.” In the same manner, he creates and qualifies the sun, moon, and stars, the sky, land, and oceans, the birds, fish, and land animals, and even man.