Written By Lesallan – July 19, 2023

The Way that God Creates

Not to speak in the third person, I have noticed that at the beginning of this thing we humans call life, it was “God that created the heavens and the earth.” “And God said” were words that God simply uttered for His will to be done. When “God saw,” He named the things He simply spoke into creation. God again saw that all He had spoken into existence was good. God continued His work as He had already seen that all He had spoken into existence was good. God continued His creative endeavors and let the waters upon the earth teem with living creatures; He let the birds fly above the earth and across the vaults of the sky (Genesis 1:20, NIV). God gave unto what He had created His Blessings.

God first created the birds and the creatures of the sea and then began His work upon the living creatures on the land. “God made” the “wild animals each according to their kinds” (Genesis 1:25, NIV). Again, God saw that all He had created was perfect and good. Again, “God said,” and God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness…” (Genesis 1:26, NIV). God (being of no gender) has created humanity all in the image of Himself – the males and females. God blessed humanity and told them to be fruitful and multiply to rule over the earth’s fish, birds, and all living creatures.

God then said He will give, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food” (Genesis 1:29, NIV). God saw that all He had made was very good, and this way, God’s creation of the heavens and the earth were complete in all their vast array.

God had no problem when He created the heavens and the earth; it was not difficult for God. It was not difficult for God because he is the One and is known by many names. Many names in different religions and cultures know God. In the Hebrew Bible, God is referred to by several names, including Elohim, Adonai, El Shaddai, and the Tetragrammaton (YHWH), which is often translated as “LORD” in English Bibles. In Christianity, God is known as the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. Many other names of God describe His nature and attributes, such as Jehovah-Rohi (The Lord My Shepherd) and Jehovah-Jireh (The Lord Shall Provide).

The book of Genesis contains a story of creation in which the phrase “And God saw that it was good” is repeated four times (Genesis 1:10, 12, 18, 25, NIV) to describe the first five days of creation. However, on the sixth day, the phrase changes to “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good” (Genesis 1:31, NIV). Some interpretations propose that this wording difference highlights that everything in creation was functioning according to God’s plan and that the creation was good, operating as a cohesive system. While this is one interpretation of the text, several others exist.

To view myself as a person, as a very good creation, I believe that as humans, we are a unique and special part of God’s creation. We are created in His image (Genesis 1:27, NIV) and have been given the ability to think, feel, and make choices. We have the capacity to love, create, and build relationships with others. We are also responsible for caring for the world around us and using our abilities for good. Viewing ourselves as a “very good” part of God’s creation means recognizing our value and worth as individuals and our role in the larger picture of creation. It also means striving to live in a way that honors God and reflects His goodness.

Many people find hope and comfort in this declaration because it affirms their inherent value and worth as individuals created in the image of God. It also suggests that humans have a special role to play in the world and a responsibility to use their abilities for good. This role can provide a sense of purpose, meaning, and connection to something greater than oneself.

Many Blessings,