Anything New?

I am always intrigued when I read or hear of a new report of science discovering great, vast new horizons in space. Recently, I read that they have now counted over 1.2 million galaxies with multiplied millions of stars in each galaxy. They seriously question if they have seen it all. Sometimes you hear them mention “new stars” as if they were not there yesterday and have just come into existence. Please note the Scriptures:. Genesis 2:1-3 “1Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. 2By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.”

God carefully recorded the fact that all that would be created was created! The heavens and the earth in all its vastness of creation were complete and God stopped creating. God rested as a lawyer would “rest” his case—his argument was done (complete). God was not tired nor had He run out of ideas or materials. All the ideas of creation were His and He created them out of no other material. He created all from nothing—he simply spoke the words and it was! God is not creating new universes. He has “rested” from that activity. Solomon got the idea: “Is there anything of which one can say, “Look! This is something new”? It was here already, long ago;” (Ecclesiastes 1:10) It is marvelous that God allows us to explore and learn. He allows us to discover some of the wonderful vastness of just a small portion of what He has gloriously created. 

Yet, there is a sense of the word “create” that God is still doing. The Psalmist and Ezekiel spoke of it; “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalms 51:10) and “26I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.” (Ezekiel 36:26-27). God has, yet, one more new creation to do: 17“Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. 18But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy.” (Isaiah 65:17-18) Keep exploring what God has created physically and spiritually. You will never exhaust it!

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