In the Beginning was God’s Heart

Posted on January 19, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized |

My Wednesday night small group is starting a study on Genesis. As I was doing some of my preparation work for it this morning, I prayed that God would give me new insight as I began to read the first chapter, which I’ve probably read hundreds of times. And as I read it, among other new things that stood out, I realized that we need look no further than the first book of the Bible to see the heart of God. Just think about it. Here is this Almighty, Sovereign God is this empty void, with the power to do and create whatever He wants. He could have been like the power-crazy mythological gods and created people or other beings to see to His every want and forcibly follow His every wish and command. But He didn’t do this. He isn’t that kind of God. With all the power and possibilities, He chose to create people in His image who could be in relationship with Him. And He created them knowing that they would fall. Knowing they would disappoint Him time after time. Knowing they would reject Him and break His heart. But His heart longed the create people to be His children… not servants, not robots who automatically obeyed and did everything He said…but children who He would love throughout everything and He would go to whatever length necessary to save them and give them the chance to come back to Him. It’s mind-blowing. Sometimes we take for granted that God is the way He is. We don’t realize that He doesn’t have to be that way. We could be having to serve a completely different type of God and have to just because He’s God. But His very nature is to be a God full of love and with the biggest heart there has ever been! 🙂


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