Genesis 2

[19] Now out of the ground the LORD God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.

The act of creation itself was born out of God’s invitation for us to come into communion with Himself.  In fact, His desire for relationship is rather disarming considering the context.  We’ve just read the account of the God who said, “Let there be light.”  And there was light.

This same God stoops in a garden and forms man.  Then He fashions the creatures and brings them before man “to see what man would call them.”  Oh, the wonder of what we have been called into with God.  Glorious collaboration!  From the very beginning of the story, we see a God who stoops low.  However, the most unexpected wonder of all is that He also seeks partnership.

Many today claim faith in God, but their lives are aloof, unchanged.  Maybe it’s because they have put their faith in an aloof God.  They have believed in a God who sits high up and stands far off.  The God of the Bible stoops low, invites us close and makes time for partnership.  Put your faith in Him. Put your trust in Him.  Let there be light!  It’s time for the real adventure with God to begin.

Bible Reading: Genesis 1 and 2, Matthew 1