God Speaks – Good Happens


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And It Was Good           Day One: God Speaks – Good Happens

Genesis 1:1-5

The Creation

God Speaks - Good Happens1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.  3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.  4 God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.  5 God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
 
 
The people find themselves exiled to a foreign land.  It is hard to imagine such a thing in the midst of their despair, anger, confusion and chaos.  A word of hope is offered; God’s creative word.  In the midst of this unproductive emptiness, a life void of meaning, the people are given assurance through an affirmation of faith of God’s creative power.  It is a structured affirmation for time of chaos; God speaks – It comes into being – God declares it good – And gives it a name.
 
Life point:  In the midst of a mess – God speaks a creative life giving word and something good happens.
 
Memory Verse:  Isaiah 9:2
The people who walk in darkness
Will see a great light;
Those who live in a dark land,
The light will shine on them.

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