Tuesday, February 28, 2017

JESUS and Creation (Gen.1)

I have an idea!!!  I'm so excited!!!  What I typically do when having my devotions is to pick a topic, then start reading the Bible from beginning to end - taking notes on that particular topic.  This not only helps me to learn something about THAT particular topic, but my A.D.D.-brain stays more alert and therefore I am able to learn a whole lot more than if I just read for the sake of reading.  So I thought, "Hey, why not put my notes into this blog!!!???"

My topic of choice will be:  WHERE DO WE FIND JESUS IN THE BIBLE?  since we hear this a lot - "It's all about Jesus."  And it is.  But I want to explore this more.

Starting with Genesis 1... immediately, we see a reference to Jesus.  Remember, there is only one God - who is a Trinity:  God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  I like to think about this as one person who has 3 different roles.  Kind of like me - who is a wife, as well as a mother, as well as an employee (of some sort)...  I have these very distinct roles with very different job descriptions, yet - I am one person.  Now amp this up a LOT!  We are talking about God... so how could I ever fully understand or explain God and how He all works,  He created the universe in all its complexities in only 6 days.  MIND - BLOWN ! ! !

Now notice what is highlighted and underscored...  

(Genesis 1:26)  Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” (NAS)

This is the first reference to the Trinity that I can see... the first reference to Jesus - which tells us that Jesus was right there at the beginning - creating the universe.  Creating US.  And overlooking everything He had just made, said, "It is VERY GOOD."  His desire was that we would have an awesome life - with purpose - and a close relationship with Him.