In the first chapter of the Bible we read the glorious story of how all things came to be. It is a marvelously simple record of our God who came from nowhere, stood on nothing and by the power of His Word, spoke everything into existence. After the creation of all things, He created one more thing. He created rest. In the day of rest, He looked around at all things and said “This is good”.
Recently Deborah and I spent a weekend on top of Lookout Mountain. Now this mountain is well named because from its peak you can look out and see a beautiful and majestic world. The grandeur of the river and woods remind you of God’s opinion the world is good.
Also, from the top of Lookout Mountain, you could smell the smoke of a distant fire and hear the lonesome whistle of a far away train. As I looked at the cities and towns, with their busy factories and highways, I knew this too was God’s plan. Because after He created all things, He turned to man and said “This is yours to have dominion over.” I believe that when God looks on the works of man He smiles and says “ This is good.”
It is good to go up on a mountain sometimes. Because down here the world looks pretty messed up. Wars and rumors of wars and the wickedness of man make this world look hopelessly bad. But on the mountain, you can see the world as God sees it. He is The Great I AM. He has said, I am God and I change not. Because He does not change, His creation is still good. Jesus Christ is the Light of the world and God the Father still says, “It is good.”
Douglas & Deborah Huff
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