The Bible starts out by recording, In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth (Genesis 1:1) and from the original text, the word that is used to refer to God here is Elohim, which is plural in nature. The Spirit of God moved over the waters of a dark and void world and God spoke and there was light. But is there a mention of Jesus Christ in creation? We find this in the epistle that the Apostle Paul writes to the church at Colosse stating that Jesus Christ was in the creation of all things and it is in fact for Him that all things were created (Colossians 1:16). So we see that the Trinity (triune God-in-One) was actively involved in the creation. However despite the three personalities, God is one. There is unity in these personalities. Jesus himself makes it very clear that He and the Father (God) are one, and whoever has seen Him has seen the Father.
We also see the plurality of God (in the personality of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit), evident in the creation of man for God says, Let us make man in our own image (Genesis 1:26-27). The words “us” and “our” in that statement makes it clear that the three personalities of God (God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ) and God the Holy Spirit) were actively involved in the creation of mankind. In fact, upon the creation of man, man was made, a Spiritual being on a physical journey and not a physical being on a Spiritual journey for the Bible teaches us that when the breath of God was breathed into man, made from the dust of the earth, man being a “living soul” (Genesis 2:7). But sadly, many a times, we act as living bodies and dead souls.
Point(s) to ponder:
How are you/I on this spiritual journey?
Is your life dark and void? If so, ask God to shine his Light (Jesus Christ) on you.
God has been personally involved from the beginning, in your creation, but blessed is the person who has become a new creation, by placing their trust in Jesus Christ. Are you a new creation?
Let us live our lives as living souls and dead bodies (dead to the flesh) and not the other way around!
Genesis 1:26-27 (KJV)
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
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