Posted by: Michelle Knoll | October 14, 2012

Thirty-One Days of Hearing His Voice {Day 14} – Questions, Questions, Questions

Have you ever really read the story of creation in Genesis?  I mean, really read it?  Everybody that’s ever been to church, and even some that haven’t, know the first verse: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”  But beyond that, do you know how it all stacks up?

“And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”

Oh, wow.  That verse right there?  I could spend days talking about all that’s in that verse, and all the questions I have.  But for the sake of this blog post, I won’t get bogged down there.  Let’s go on.

“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”

Okay, this verse really points out something important.  Did you see that darkness already existed?  It was mentioned in the previous verse.  And God had to say the light existed, and then the light existed.  But this brings up an interesting point, since I John 1:5 says that “God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.”  So the light has always existed with God, right?  So when He said, “let there be light,” He was creating light in another place.  At least, I think so.  Once again, another question!  but let’s go on.

“And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and God divided the light from the darkness.  And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.”

So, there was morning and evening which constituted the first day, but there was no sun.  Once again, I have another question: how can you have the passing of time without the sun rising and setting?  There is something to time that we don’t understand.  OR… a “day” doesn’t have anything to do with the passing of time as we understand it.  But still, more questions!

Jeepers, let’s go on.

“And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.  And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which [were] under the firmament from the waters which [were] above the firmament: and it was so.  And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.”

Okay, so, two layers of water, with the heavens in between.  I don’t know about you, but I now have another question!  And I’ve read that the Jews believe that there is a heavenly ocean above the heavens that we see.  Wouldn’t that be so cool!  To know there is water outside the universe!  And all of the universe that contains all of the stars and galaxies lies between the waters here, and the waters there.

But it still brings up more questions.  When the flood came, it says the windows of Heaven were opened.  Did rain come from way beyond our universe, to join with the waters of the deep recesses in earth, to flood the whole world?

“And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry [land] appear: and it was so.  And God called the dry [land] Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that [it was] good.”

Okay.  This is cool.  No questions here, right?  God just caused the waters to recede so the land could appear.  But let’s jump forward to what happens next.

“And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, [and] the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed [is] in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, [and] herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed [was] in itself, after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good. And the evening and the morning were the third day.”

Did you see that?  It says “let the earth bring forth.”  God created the plants, but He said, “let the earth bring forth.”  Doesn’t it make you wonder how the earth brought all these plants forth?  Don’t you want to ask, “how did You do this, God?  What processes did You use to get it all started?”  Oh, I want to ask!

This is just the beginning of questions, so I won’t go any farther with this chapter.  But the one thing I know is God doesn’t mind questions at all.  As a matter of fact, in the New Testament He says to “keep seeking, keep asking, keep knocking.”  It makes Him smile when we want to know things.  He loves for us to be curious!  And yes, He even speaks through the questions.  Ever had a bunch of questions, and as you were asking them, the answer suddenly dawned upon you?

I think this is one reason God likes children so much.  They are full of questions!

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