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Behold Our God – Genesis 1

Behold Our God – Genesis 1

He is a benevolent Creator.

Take a moment to consider the first great act of the Creator after molding and shaping man from the dust of the ground and breathing into his nostrils the breath of life. Genesis 1:28 records His first act this way:

and God blessed them…

Wow! What a God!

The word translated “blessed” in this passage is the Hebrew verb “barak” which means “to kneel, to salute, to greet.”

It reminds us of the way we might greet or acknowledge a little one with whom we want to show a personal interest in. We would kneel down to engage them on their level. We would condescend in order to relate to them, encourage them, engage with them. Our act of kneeling would communicate to them that they were valuable or important enough for us to enter their world, and see things from their perspective.

Pause for a moment and consider that the Creator “blessed” us. He came down to kneel beside us; to engage us on our level. And even when we made a complete mess of that “blessing,” rejecting Him, and corrupting the Image of Him that He stamped on us, He once again condescended in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ to “bless” us. A “blessing” to restore in us by Christ Jesus that which we lost in Adam. Wow!

Behold our God!