By: Kwaku Peprah Adjei
Theme: Define it
Text: Genesis 1:1-3
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 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. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
Defining something was first done by God. After creating us in His own image and after His likeness, He set us up to also give names to the things He had created.
Let us note that God was the first to define something. In the beginning, God saw an earth that was void and formless. He saw that darkness had covered over the surface of the Earth amidst the Spirit hovering over the surface of the Earth. The God said, “let there be light”. His definition of the situation was not for identification, but to create. Understand that God gave a name of what He wanted, and it came to be. The name just re-arranged some atomic structures and then the light came.
I want to point out clearly that the name preceded the manifestation. He could have said, “there is darkness. Enjoy it”. Rather, he named light and that manifested. A nugget for the weekend is this: things really are what they are called. They are what they are because of what they were/are named.
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