December 10, 2018

365 Days of the Great Names of God, Day 10: Creator


"Do you not know? Have you not heard? Yahweh is the everlasting God, the Creator of the whole earth. He never grows faint or weary; there is no limit to His understanding." (Isaiah 40:28 CSB)

I still remember the morning this view greeted me when I went out for my daily walk. The juxtaposition of light and dark, sun and moon, day and night stopped me in my tracks.

I love the way the Creator's handiwork displays His lavishness. He could, for instance, have ordered the sun to rise and set in a way that gets the job done but doesn't get our attention. Instead, out of His generosity, He creates sunrises and sunsets that make us stop what we're doing and then post pictures online with captions like, "This doesn't do it justice."

God creates because He is creative. He creates because He wants to. And He creates because He longs for us to know Him: "Since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made" (Romans 1:20).

My prayer for you and for myself this week is that in creation, we will see the Invisible in the visible—and that in the seeing, we will know God better and love Him more.

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