Day 1 | The Light in Creation
Genesis 1 & 2
Before time existed, God was alive. Before time began—Father, Son, and Spirit—existed in perfect fellowship with each other. Yet out of the overflow of God’s passion and glory, He was pleased to create everything that we see and experience. The sweetness of candy canes, the aroma of hot chocolate by a warm fire, the soothing sound of a mother singing lullabies, and the beauty of the sun as it sets in the winter sky—these are all God’s idea. He created everything beautiful and good. And He did it in the most miraculous of ways, through speaking.
God’s word is powerful. God’s word breaks the cedars, it shakes the wilderness, it makes oak trees whirl, and His word strips forests bare (Ps. 29:5-9). The Gospel of John tells us that Jesus is the Word who is God. Jesus was God’s Word that created all things. And Jesus was the Word of God that became flesh and dwelt among us.
This is what Christmas is all about, the moment that God was born. Jesus is our Creator who became a creature. Why in the world would the God of the universe do this? John tells us. “For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” God became a baby on Christmas day because He loved us! This is why we celebrate the birth of Christ, because the baby in the manger has saved His people from their sin (Matt. 1:21).
Memory Verse | Genesis 1:1
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
How did God create the heavens and the earth?
Why was Jesus born?
Do you trust that Jesus has saved your from your sin?