GPS: August 27, 2015

By August 27, 2015Devotional

Today’s Scripture:

Genesis 1:1-5

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.  Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

Food For Thought:

The first chapter of the book of Genesis is a beautiful piece of poetry. In this you passage you can close your eyes and just imagine God creating the heavens and the earth from nothingness. I am a person of faith that believes in science. But what is cool is that there is so much mystery surround faith and parts of science, that I believe these two things can coexist. Today, I want you to imagine the beginnings of time. I want you to pull out a piece of paper and draw this passage of Scripture. It is by far one of my favorite pieces of Scripture and when you draw, I hope you will envision and awaken to God’s hope for you and for our world.


(To begin our prayer, I want you to read the lyrics of one of my favorite songs, What a Wonderful World, by Louis Armstrong.)

I see trees of green, red roses, too,

I see them bloom, for me and you

And I think to myself

What a wonderful world.


I see skies of blue, and clouds of white,

The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night

And I think to myself
, What a wonderful world.


The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky,

Are also on the faces of people going by.
 I see friends shaking hands, sayin’, “How do you do?”
They’re really sayin’, “I love you.”

I hear babies cryin’.

I watch them grow.

They’ll learn much more than I’ll ever know.

And I think to myself
, What a wonderful world.

Yes, I think to myself
, What a wonderful world.


Thank you God for a wonderful world. Guide us as we seek to be followers of your Son and make this world an even better place than when we came into it. In your precious name we pray, Amen.


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