Any project that a builder attempts will start with a plan which is then followed by tools and materials. “In the beginning God” opens the first chapter of the Bible. God had no tools. He had nothing to start with. Before anything was created all that existed was God. I can imagine that, if you’re like me, your mind just can’t go there, but that was exactly the case.
God did not start with a protoplasmic blob. He started with nothing. Nothing! (Hebrews 11:3) Any inspiration that man may have had to build started with something, but God created with nothing. Moreover, God did not swing a hammer. He only spoke. The spoken word of God is so powerful that out of nothing came all that is. Oh, the power of God! He speaks and trillions times trillions of worlds are created.
God’s plan came only from who he is and not from a “How To” book. By his infinite knowledge and wisdom he created. The complexity of creation is a testament to the greatness of God. “Since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made.” (Romans 1:20)
Man also is a builder. In Genesis 11, man wickedly planned to build for himself a city and a tower that would “reach into heaven”. (Genesis 11:4) Did man doubt God’s promise that he would not flood the world again? Did man take things into his own hands, trying to protect himself? Was man so far from God that they forgot the promise and love of God? God had a plan that he would have mankind inhabit the whole earth. This world was built by the master builder for man to enjoy from the east to the west.
Not only did God create all things for our enjoyment (1 Timothy 6:17) but he also created a way for man to have eternal life. In a state of rebellion, hopelessness, and despair, man was incapable of drafting out such a thing. God is the builder who crafted the perfect plan to build a future for anyone who would only accept his love and be in relationship with him.
One of the greatest verses in the Bible is John 3:17. “God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.” God’s plan that he had before any of us were born was to save us from the self-inflicted tragedy of death. “God demonstrates His own love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”. (Romans 5:8)
This is the wonderful Creator whom we worship: The Builder of all good things! The next time you smell a fragrant flower or see beautiful colours or taste your favourite dish or hear a sweet sound, remember the master builder provided it. Worship the Creator of all: Jesus, the Christ. We appreciate your Comments