Who made you and all things?


God made me and all things.

Have you ever wondered, “How did I get here? And how did my parents get here? And how did my dog get here? In fact, how did anything get here?” At some point in our lives, we all realize an important truth: if there’s some-thing, then that means some-one had to make it! Things just don’t pop into being! They need a maker, a creator. Thankfully, from the very first sentence of the Bible, we learn the answer to the question, “How did we get here?” Genesis 1:1 reveals, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

God is an all-knowing, all-powerful, forever-old being. And he was the one who made everything we see. He created all the humongous things (like the sun, moon, and stars). He created all the teeny tiny things (like protons, neutrons and electrons). And he created everything in between (including people like us). The book of Genesis goes on to tell us that God created this great big universe out of nothing. He didn’t go to the hardware store to buy the supplies he would need to create our world… because no hardware stores or supplies existed! Starting absolutely from scratch, God created it all!

Even more amazing, he created it all using only the power of his voice. He spoke into the nothingness and blam! Things appeared out of thin air… including the thin air itself! It was the very first glimpse of something we’ll see over and again in our Bibles – the Word of God is more powerful than we can possibly imagine!

God didn’t make everything all at once. Instead, Genesis gives us a blow-by-blow account of God creating everything we see a little at a time over the course of six days. After wrapping up his work week with the creation of humanity’s first parents, God decided to rest on the seventh day. Was he tired and in need of a vacation? Nope! He rested because his work was finished.

But God didn’t give up his creating ways after those first six days. The world God has made is always changing and growing. And he’s still right there, holding things together (Col. 1:17). If God stopped thinking about our world for a single moment, everything would disappear! We can even say that you were created by God himself. Psalm 139:13 tells us, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Each and every child is a masterpiece, knitted and formed by the greatest Creator of all: God!


+ How does knowing that our world was created (not something that randomly popped into existence) affect the way we think about it?

+ What’s something gigantic God made? Something small? Something beautiful? Something scary? Something weird?


Gen 1:26, 27; 2:7; Ecc 12:1; Acts 17:24-29; Gen 1, esp. verses 1, 31; Acts 14:15; Rom. 11:36; Col. 1:16

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