Friday, October 23, 2009

In The Beginning...


The Andromeda Galaxy
The Andromeda Galaxy

Once upon a time I heard those
whom I love and respect talk of
a different time period for the
six days of creation.

They said that science seems to
show an older world than one of
six to eight thousand years.
Therefore they concluded that the
time God referred to as a day was
really a large expanse of years.

Full Moon over Laguna Beach
Full Moon over Laguna Beach

But, I had to take issue with
that. Respectfully.

Genesis One, the beginning of
God's Holy Word, says evening
and morning...One day.

This was during the time I was
teaching our three young children
about Creation.

You know, as opposed
to Evolution. They are
not compatible.

It seemed to me that
if "day" did not mean "day" in the Bible
what else would we be able to change up
if it didn't fit our understanding?

How would I explain that to the children,

"Well, I know it says it was six days, children,
but a day wasn't really a day then and God just
expected us to understand lets talk
about salvation. When He says...he means..."

Nope, I couldn't believe that the very
first chapter of His Word
would have to be manipulated.

Things like this become important when you are
dealing with young and literal minds.
But we are also told that God's plan of salvation
is such that a child can understand

Mark 10:15
I tell you the truth, anyone who
will not receive the kingdom of God
like a little child will never enter it."

Full Earth Showing North America (With Stars)
Full Earth Showing North America (With Stars)

My conclusion,
If Genesis One says it happened in
six days...God did it in six days!

It's right there!

No if's, and's or but's about it...

He spoke!
and all we know...

Very Awesome!!!!

I did not make this up.
The text is right below my signature.
Go ahead, read it...
what does it say?

Again, I have to say...Awesome!


Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Genesis 1:5
5 God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

Genesis 1:6-8
And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water." 7 So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the expanse "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.

Genesis 1: 11-13
Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.

Isn't it cool??????
You can find the rest of the story here.


SmilingSally said...

You present a reasonable argument for creation. God is able.

Gayla said...

I loved this post!!! Your ideas are so beautiful. I agree, and one time I was in a workshop that talked about the apparent history inherent in Christ's miracles and God's. The water turned to wine was aged beautifully... And so, our earth--- was the premise... I understand how it is with teaching young people. Your heart is so good! Hugs.

Fairy Footprints said...

Becky wonderful post. Its true God can do it all and his creations are wonderful. Science can not compete with our dear God. Have a great weekend.


Mrs.Rabe said...

Amen, and Amen!

Elena said...

Amen to that! My husband came up with an analogy for people who think the earth is older than 6 thousand years. He says that God can do anything and he could create the earth with an appearance of age. After all he created Adam as as adult that may of appeared to be a 20 year old man when reality was that he was only 5 minutes old! Thank you Becky for sharing this. It is a powerful truth about our God! Have a wonderful weekend dear friend! Hugs, Elena

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Becky, if God says it....that is good enough for me.

Blessings, Barb ♥

Marcia said...

This was wonderful, and it's the way we've taught our kids too. Thanks for adding me to your sidebar. I don't know how you keep up with multiple blogs, I'm struggling to get the hang of one.

Liane said...

Very, VERY cool indeed!

Kelly said...

A Hearty Amen!