The kingdom awaits

Genesis 1:1-31

In just six days, according to the scriptures, our almighty God created the heavens and the earth. With a simple word, light became a reality, the sun, moon and stars were fixed upon the sky and the waters and the dry land emerged. Plants and animals of every kind populated the dry land, while birds and sea creatures filled the seas and skies. Finally, on the sixth day, God created the first human in his image and likeness. All of these that God created, everything he had made, was very good.

It’s is difficult to imagine such a world, one in which everything is as God intended. Because of sin, we can longer say the world is very good. We have contaminated the seas and skies, scarred the dry land, and even polluted the heavens with our greed and grasping for power. And today we find ourselves within a society afraid to make physical contact lest we pass the latest virus from one to another. It sounds hopeless. But remember with Christ there is always hope.

The world is in such a state due to sin. But Christ, with his victory upon the cross, overcame sin, death and the power of the devil. Through him, all things have been reconciled unto God. Though not yet revealed in its fullness, God’s perfect and glorious kingdom awaits all who believe.

Prayer: O God, bring us all into the blessedness of your kingdom. Amen.

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