Monday, March 5, 2012

God of Creation

You, O God, are my king from ages past, bringing salvation to the earth. You split the sea by your strength and smashed the heads of the sea monsters. You crushed the heads of Leviathan and let the desert animals eat him. You caused the springs and streams to gush forth, and you dried up rivers that never run dry. Both day and night belong to you; you made the starlight and the sun. You set boundaries of the earth, and you made both summer and winter. Psalm 74: 12- 17 NLT

At first the psalmist seems to suggest that God went around like a small giant, defeating monsters and causing natural disasters. But there is something so beautiful about the poetry and imagery that the psalmist uses.

The enemy was bent on destruction. They smashed the temple and tore down the city.

But God is about creation. God destroys monsters but creates springs and streams. God has destroyed chaos and created boundaries for time and seasons. God creates good things and destroys the bad. The enemy is just the opposite.

God, help us to see what you have created. May we always be those who destroy the bad and create the good. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Copyright 2012 Amelia G. Sims

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