The Best Day

19 08 2013

Creation reaches a crescendo as the week draws to a close. After creating light, water, land, and sky, God filled the expanses with a creation that still takes our breath away. God waits until the sixth day to bring man into this marvelous new world. He gives him dominion over the living things of the earth and calls the new people made in His image to walk with Him in a beautiful garden.

And then He rested.

We often don’t know what to do with the seventh day of creation. It almost seems anticlimactic. We treat it as a footnote, wondering why such attention is given to a day in which nothing happens. And yet it is the seventh day that the Lord consecrates and calls holy. Maybe the seventh day of creation is the best day of all.

Perhaps it is because of human pride that we view the creation of man as the climax of these days of formation. Yet, in resting on the seventh day, God gives us a great gift. He creates an opportunity, a holy moment, in which we can mirror His quietness and let wonder and worship overwhelm our souls. This is the pinnacle and purpose of creation – the opportunity to be still and know that He is God.

My Jesus Resolution today is to rest. Even if it is for a few minutes, it is important to shift the focus away from myself and let my heart be still. This is why He created me. Everything He made He designed to draw my eyes to His face. I am here today, in this time and place, in order to connect with God, be awed by His love, be made speechless by His glory, declare His praise with my life, and find my rest in His presence.


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