from blog: www.jayopsis.blogspot.com
On this new day of a new year, I wanted to go back to the big beginning and remember all of the good things that He put in place. According to Genesis 1 and 2, it was God Himself that brought into being not only good things, but things that He named. He was the first to name- “Day”, “Night”, “Land”, “Seas”, “Sky”
It was His idea to mark seasons, days, and years.
He allowed for a division called ‘livestock’- domesticated animals for man’s good. This was apart from ‘wild animals’ and ‘small animals’.
He is a God of lavish blessings- the sea ‘swarmed’ with fish, the skies “filled” with birds. A once ‘formless mass cloaked in darkness’ now overflows with light and life- good bounty and great harvest!
He then patterned people after Himself. We reason, emote, contemplate, choose, and communicate.
It was all excellent and good and He rested, and He designated that rest as 'holy'- set apart for His glory.
The garden had ‘beautiful tress and delicious fruits’. We remember the two trees in the center.
The first tree mentioned is the TREE OF LIFE. It had no restriction!
“You may eat FREELY of ANY fruit in the garden except the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.”
The restriction was a protection- “In the day you eat of it, YOU WILL DIE”
One more blessing…. It was the companion, the helper, the intimate partner.
When I think of all my blessings…. From God…. Seasons and days and light and sky and fish and beauty and trees…. Help me never forget another high up the chain gift…. My beautiful bride. 2009 counts year 21 for us as man and wife. 'BONE OF MY BONE AND FLESH OF MY FLESH.'
THANK YOU LORD GOD JEHOVAH FOR ALL THE GOOD THINGS. YOU ARE A GOD OF GREAT BEGINNING!
Happy New Year to all!