Words from the Heart for Saturday January 20th, 2018
He put them there to rule over the day and the night. He put them there to separate light from darkness. God saw that it was good. There was evening, and there was morning. It was day four.
Genesis 1:18-19 (NIRV)
Evening & Morning
We take so much for granted about the sun and how it rules and nurtures the creation of our God. No wonder the Lord declared the creation of the sun and moon as “good.” All life is dependent upon the sun in its perfect distance from our earth. What a reminder that we are dependent upon our God!
On a cold winter day, Canadians long for the long, warm summer evenings that we love so much. According to the travel website Tripsavvy, “Canadians and visitors alike head to the more remote regions in Canada during the summer months to relax at lakeside cottages, resorts. Hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, watersports and camping are all popular right across Canada. More urban destinations, like Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver get the party going with festivals and other summer events.” Summer will come, fellow Canadians.
There is great wisdom in creating strategic plans. These help keep a plan from falling off the rails, and keep the end goals in sight. The challenge is thinking through all the small details so the strategy moves forward and nothing is missed. The first strategic plan was birthed in the mind of the Creator God as He planned for the creation of the world. And He didn’t miss one minute detail. Look at what Genesis 1:18-19 says: “He put them there to rule over the day and the night. He put them there to separate light from darkness. God saw that it was good. There was evening, and there was morning. It was day four.” These verses are speaking about the sun and moon, ruling over the day and the night. The rhythms of life are God’s plan – energy during the day and sleep at night to bring rest and renewal. If the Lord cared enough to provide these basics of life, we can trust Him to provide everything else we need for life and health. No wonder He looked at all that had happened and said that it was good.
These have been words from the heart.