Friday, January 09, 2009

Let There Be Life...


On the fifth day of creation God created the fish and the birds. "And God said, 'Let the waters swarm with fish and other life. Let the skies be filled with birds of every kind'" (Genesis 1:20). And so the earth finally contained life. Scientists occasionally discover a new species of bird or a new form of life in the oceans that was previously unknown. All of these "unknown"as well as the "known" lifeforms were created and declared to be good on the fifth day. Isn't it amazing how creative our Father was in dreaming up the various sea creatures? I love to go to big aquariums and watch the amazing diversity and creativity of God at work. The ocean is a world of its own--a world by the way that we have yet to fully explore. With that in mind, I want to use the fifth day of creation as day in which to stand in awe of God's gift of life. Today I will attempt to slow down and take the time to appreciate the diversity of life. I'll watch the birds...I'll gaze at the fish...I'll be impressed with all of the crazy-looking people and their pets. In Genesis 1:26, God gives man the responsibility to govern these living creations. "They (people) will be masters over all life--the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the livestock, wild animals, and small animals (NLT). So, my fifth day needs to also include an awareness and practice of good stewardship of God's created life-forms. Let there be life...

1 comment:

Eric said...

Maybe you should use your Bonefish Grill gift card this evening. That will definately help you appreciate the fish.