Read Genesis 1:1-31
What stuck out to you in reading these verses today?
Did the verses raise any questions as you read?
What is God leading me to know or do from these verses?
The Bible begins with the creation of the world, which makes creation a good starting place as we move through the story of the Bible from creation to Christ.
Genesis 1 emphasizes the goodness of the original creation. Creation shows us the goodness of God, culminating in Christ, who was involved in creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together (Colossians 1:16–17).
It boggles the mind that the one who was involved in creation, who helped make creation good, who holds it together, entered creation to save us.
Jesus holds it all together, yet he entered creation to be a sacrifice for us. As you begin your journey to the cradle, consider these words from a poem by F.W. Pitt, entitled Maker of the Universe.
…His holy fingers made the bough,
which grew the thorns that crowned His brow.
The nails that pierced His hands were mined
in secret places He designed.
He made the forest whence there sprung
the tree on which His body hung.
He died upon a cross of wood,
yet made the hill on which it stood…