(This reading is based on Psalm 149 and is read in accordance with the Revived by His Word initiative of the General Conference of SDAs.)
"Let Israel rejoice in their Maker;" Psalm 149: 2
The above text got me thinking (especially against the background of a recent conversation I had with a friend regarding her experience in an SDA institution where she's taught evolution as the fact of our origin - a notion allegedly supported by a pastor on staff):
If Genesis 1: 1 is wrong, then the entire Bible is likely off, because this verse, "In the beginning God...," is the foundation on which the story of the Garden of Eden, the concept of sin, the need for grace, the doctrine of Christ as Saviour, the expectation of Jesus' second return are all premised. And of course there'd be no need to praise God - because He'd likely not exist. Life would then be tragically void of a purpose worth living for, and would lack the support of a logical explanation of how and why we came to be.
Now especially based on answered prayers, and the reception of promised provisions, I believe, deep within my heart, that God is. I know that I will not be able to clinically prove His existence, but by the evidence of my transformed life, and the magnetic power of His love working through me, I can share my faith in God with others.
So with a heart full of thanksgiving I praise my Creator today for performing the original act of creation and for the great work of re-creation He seeks to do in each of us through His Grace. Lord I invite You into my life and pray that You make a thing of beauty from this sinful lump of clay, in Jesus' name, amen.
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