In the Beginning, God Created…

Whenever I’m in my garden, I’m continuously in awe of God’s creation. My garden is living proof that in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth…and all that is in them.

“Then God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth’; and it was so.” (Genesis 1:11)

Cilantro flowering to become coriander seed

Cilantro flowering to become coriander seed

“Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth’; and it was so.” (Genesis 1:14-15)

Sunset in the Florida Keys

Ocean sunset

“Then God said, ‘Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.'” (Genesis 1:20)

Dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico

Dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico

(Okay, a pic from vacation and not of my garden, but they’re so beautiful!)

Male Eastern bluebird

Male Eastern bluebird

“Then God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind’; and it was so.” (Genesis 1:24)

Land snail on my strawberries

Land snail on my strawberries

Salamander near my raised bed

Salamander near my raised bed

“Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’  So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.'” (Genesis 1:26-28)

My garden

My garden

And God said, ‘See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food;’ and it was so. Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good…” (Genesis 1:29-31a)

It IS all very good.

May your Sabbath be filled with the wonders of God’s creation.

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