God, our creator
Written by Jay Yeager
Saturday, 08 August 2015 18:37

 God, our creator

(By Jay Yeager)

     To my knowledge no atheist has attended the worship services at 680 Vale Road, so I will approach this lesson from a believer’s perspective. In six days God created all we can see with the naked eye, and much we cannot see (Genesis 2:1-2). “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God… (Hebrews 11:3).

     The universe we live in seems so vast, and much of it is unexplored. The U.S. has sent space crafts to see the Planets, just recently Pluto; the ninth planet (considered a planet when I was in school, now called a dwarf planet). The journey took from January 2006, until July 2015, nine years five months 25 days. I find it strange that so many engaged in space exploration seem bent on finding the origin of man, instead of looking at outer space and concluding, only God could do this! The sun, moon and stars are representative of the outer universe created by God (Psalms 148:1-5).    

     Earth, the third planet from the sun, orbits around the sun at the speed of 67,000 miles an hour, and while it makes that orbit, it is spinning on its axis at 18 miles per second. Despite that, the earth has never veered off course, it has never slowed down, it is absolutely predictable - So dependable that the weather channel can tell you the minute the sun will set, and the minute the sun will rise.

     That will not change, because God said it will not! “While the earth remaineth, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night shall not cease” (Genesis 8:22).

     God is the creator of all we can see and much we cannot see. God gave as an orderly universe. It is orderly because God made it orderly, “Ah Lord God! Behold, thou made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee” (Jeremiah 32:17).


     Man is no less a marvel of God’s creation, from the complexity of the human body, nervous system, functions of the brain, reproduction abilities, heart, lungs, spine and so on, that destroys any and all arguments about random chance. Listen to the scriptures “I have made the earth, and created man upon it, I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all the host have I made” (Isaiah 45:12).

     More than that, man is the most significant of God’s creation, inasmuch as we are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27). A body? Yes, created from the dust of the earth (Genesis 2:7). Paul would liken it to the “…earthly house of this tabernacle” (the temporary house of the soul), for Paul would go on to say “…if this tabernacle were dissolved” (death), something far better is coming, “we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens” (II Corinthians 5:1).

     Folks, true believers know that God is their creator, because there are things about man that are wonderfully unique. Much could be said, but I mention only three, because these are a part of the of the attributes, that God gave strictly to man.

A Mind that thinks and reasons logically

You can teach an animal some things: You can get Lassie to run and bark when Timmy says “Lassie get help”. You can teach a Parrot to say “Polly wants a cracker”. You can get Mr. Ed to count to four. But you will never have an animal ask, “Where did I come from”, “Why am I here?” “Where am I going?”

     Animals are not made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27), eternity is not a part of their existence; it is a part of ours. So these questions are ones every thinking person ought to ask and then turn to the scriptures inspired by God (II Timothy 3:16-17), to find the answers.


     It does not even have to be real. How many of you have cried through a movie? Wept while reading a book? Do you remember 9/11? All who saw the images on the T.V. screen were transfixed. You did not have to know those who had lost their lives for tears to be streaming down your face; your heart went out to them.

     Compassion sets us apart from all other of God’s creation; animals do not shed tears over the less fortunate!

A Conscience

     I know the Bible speaks of a conscience in a number of ways:

  1. A conscience that is seared beyond feeling (Ephesians 4:19; I Timothy 4:2).
  2. A weak conscience (I Corinthians 8:7).
  3. A convicted conscience (John 8:9).
  4. A good conscience (Hebrews 13:18).

     None would deny that we have a conscience. Properly trained (governed by truth) the conscience will tell us when we are right or wrong. When we are right, the conscience is at peace. When we are wrong the conscience produces guilt, and guilt is a terrible thing to live with

unless we make correction. A person will walk into the police station and give themselves up, saying, “I can’t live with what I have done any longer”. Animals do not have a conscience, but man created in the image of God, does!

     Beloved, God created the heavens and earth for us to inhabit (Isaiah 45:18), and then gave it to man (Psalms 115:16). To God we owe our existence. To God we owe our worship and our devotion.

     The soul formed by God (Isaiah 43:1; 7), while we were yet in the womb (Isaiah 44:2; 24), will answer for the things we have done in this life (II Corinthians 5:10). What will your answer be? Obedience unto life (Acts 6:7; Romans 6:16-18) or ignorance and disobedience unto death (II Thessalonians 1:8-9)?