“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was nothing made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” John 1:1-4
The morning sun cresting the ridge and lighting the new day.
Wow! Powerful statements about Jesus, who is called the “Word” of God. I had decided on these verses for the blog post several days ago but could not quite get a handle on exactly how I would approach it. (Not sure that I have it even now!) There are many talking points in these four short verses, as well as some controversy.
The trinity of God the Father, Jesus, the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit (the spirit of God) is one of those mysteries that we will only fully understand when we stand in Their presence in heaven. I do not propose to explain or expound on the trinity itself and how the three members are all one God and yet individuals. Because as God tells us, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” say the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts higher than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 NKJV
What I do want to explore is that all three, God and Jesus and the Spirit, were present at creation. Each had a part in the world as we know it. And here, I am going to take a bit of poetic license to describe a day in creation.
The Sixth Day
The sixth day dawns as sunlight spills over the horizon in a glorious display of oranges, yellows and pale pinks. As the day brightens, God speaks, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind”. Immediately, dust from the earth swirls up and begins to take shape. The Spirit circles above the collecting dust as Jesus breathes life into the emerging form and a wooly sheep is born! Then a golden maned lion, and next to it, a box turtle. Animals continue to erupt into life on the earth from elephants to mice to creepy crawlies that slither along the new ground.
The green garden of earth is now bursting with movement and purpose, “be fruitful and multiply”. Giraffes, porcupines, foxes, cattle, deer, alligators, spiders, toads, dogs, cats and all of the others, are devised and breathed into existence, created by God, Jesus and the Spirit.
Then God says, “Let Us make man in Our image.” The dust of the earth is gathered, shaped into a man, and as the Spirit hovers above the dust-formed man, Jesus breathes life into his nostrils and the man, Adam, is alive. Adam names each creature brought before him. But then God says, “I will make him a helper,” and the woman, Eve, was designed and created using a rib from Adam. And it was very good.
This week let’s simply accept the mysteries that are beyond our comprehension. Let us not argue or divide because of differing opinions. But let us rejoice in creation, in the power of the trinity, in our salvation and in our lives here on earth.
I thank God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit for each of you! And I thank you for joining me this week as you allow me to indulge in a little “writer’s freedom” to portray the trinity in creation.