Little Buddy and I are studying Creation this week and then this thought hit me: "God nested too!" I had never thought about it that way. Here let me draw you a picture...
God's love story for you and me begins. He carefully considered where to place the Earth. If we are too close to the sun we would burn up and if we were too far away we would freeze to death. He had the idea to make it round. Maybe it's His favorite shape? I don't know...just a neat thought. He separated Day and Night to create what we call a day.
Then He carefully placed the heavens. He made the clouds for us. The beautiful shades of blue that He made. Have you ever watched the sunset? The amazing colors that God made! He separated the waters from the heavens so we wouldn't constantly have to swim. (lol) The beautiful waters He made indeed! All the oceans, the lakes, the rivers, and ponds. He carefully drew out everything for you!
Then He called for the waters to separate and land to rise up. He called the dry land Earth. He grew grass, fruit trees, oak trees, pine trees, maple trees, all kinds of vegetables, all kinds of fruit, all kinds of flowers, and ect. Not only did He chose the colors, He chose the taste and smells of each as well. He knew that we would like different things (free will) and planned to give us each choices of food, flowers, and trees. He also had each of them create seed so that they may be planted to make more.
He created the sun, moon, and stars for us to marvel at how awesome He is. Have you ever been away from the city and looked up? I bet it was a thousand times better right after God made it the first time. He took time to make the stars, to place each one. He could have said that the moon was enough but He wanted to show us more. He then expanded time for us, not just days but seasons and years. Now we are able to keep time on a much larger scale than just one day.
He made the whales, sharks, sea turtles, fish, sea horses, plankton, octopuses, and so much more. He wanted to show us what amazing things that He could create. He made the birds, dragonflies, bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, so we could watch them fly around. He also made the cows, horses, kangaroos, goats, frogs, cats, dogs, pigs, all the way down to the itsy little ant.
The He said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness...". He made man and woman. He wanted children too! He made us to look like Him! We may all look a little different from each other but we all look like our Father. We all have a brain. He may have made the animals but Adam named them. He gave us a spirit, this body is just temporary. It keeps us grounded:)
If He took 6 days to create a beautiful place for us to live just think about how beautiful heaven will be! I can't wait to see the place that He has been preparing for a really long time. The grass will definitely be greener...lol!
I am learning to marvel at how much God loves me! He loved me before my parents were even thought of, and loves me more than they ever could. I know that this is just the beginning of knowing how much He loves us....enjoy the video below:)