Saturday, December 31, 2016

Filling the Void

What do you see in these passages of scripture?

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

I see three major components to what God has shared with us through His word. Heaven, Earth and Water you may see something else. However, those three words establish a position for us to understand what power there is to be found in the God of creation.

Order is important when we read scripture. People always ask, what came first the chicken or the egg? The answer is the chicken whether you believe God created it or if life evolved from single cell organisms you have to have a living organism to create more life. As a backyard gardener I understand that when you want to grow a plant you need a seed that is fertile. A fertile seed carries life in it that under the right circumstances will stop being a seed and become a plant or a tree depending on what is in the seed. A seed that does not create after itself was dead and will not become anything.

I share that so you understand that when God made the heavens He created everything that would be need to create the Earth and all the life we see on it today. Personally I believe he created everything and gave life to it. However, we read something that makes us stop and wonder. God took what he created in the heavens and formed the Earth. I believe God is a multi-tasker He is not limited as we are and is able to do anything he wants when he wants doing untold numbers of things at once. However, to help our minds understand this process of creation He simplifies it for our sanity. Even today we deny the creator and His creation because our minds cannot understand and our hearts deny who He is.

Scripture states the Earth was without form and void and darkness was on the face of the deep. Can you picture this in your mind? Here God stands in Heaven looking down onto all that he has created in the heavens and in the middle of it there is a dark void that has no shape or actual purpose. However, there is something there; the surface of the earth is completely covered by water. At this point there is no life on the earth it is just a spot in the heavens were God is collecting matter to create something that no one else has ever seen  or thought possible. It is a void deep, dark and empty. Some of us can relate as we have voids in our lives that control us.

God is going to bring life to this void through His Spirit and through His commands. Life will come out of the waters. We know this to be true as we are alive today. I hope you understand that the same God that created the Heavens and Earth is the same God who can create life out of the void you may have in you today. Voids are long dark lonely places that have no life in them. Only God can fill that void. All it takes is allowing Him to take control and letting the Holy Spirit be your guide. Just as He brought light to the darkness He is more than able to bring light to the darkness you face today and every day.

Be Blessed

Brian Mathis