In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
(Genesis 1:1-3 NIV)
It’s a new year, which means new beginnings. For me, this also means reading over the book of Genesis. As I return to this book of beginnings, I’m once again renewed as I think about the awesome power of God’s Word to fill the emptiness and bring light to the darkness not just at the time of creation, but every time my world is dark and void. And His declaration, “let there be,” which rings like an echo throughout the first chapter, reminds me of just how powerful His Word can be to “[give] life to the dead and [call] into being things that were not” (Romans 4:17). But as I reflect on creation and the Creator, I question our human tendency to still doubt God whose Word has the power to transform our lives for the better. So let’s learn to trust Him, to let Him be, so He can freely and creatively declare, “Let there be.”
Let God speak life to you through His Word.