Monday, June 5, 2017
Genesis 1:1: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
Honestly, I can't see how it couldn't be any clearer. God did it. God created all that we need and see. God created the light, the sun, the moon, the stars, the earth, the water, the plants, the trees, the fish, the birds, the animals, and then mankind. God did it.
Why do people have a problem with this? Is it because we don't understand the miraculous? Of course we can't. The miraculous is beyond us. We can't make heads or tails about the miraculous. That is why we try to rationalize it away.
At the same time, we have a bigger problem than that. We have a problem understanding and believing in God, who does the miraculous. More and more we are trying to take God out of the creation equation along with the miraculous equation. Why? Because humans can't get God.
Then how do we understand God? Again, it's simple. It's the miracle of faith. Faith in God, given to us by the third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, believes, trusts, accepts the truth of what God did and is doing today. Faith goes beyond all human reason, logic, rhetoric, and senses, and trusts God and accepts the truth of God and and believes God. Faith in God rests in God over the "wisdom" of man. Pure and simple. Said in another way, "God did it. I believe it. End of story." Holy Spirit, open our lives more fully to You.
Pastor Robert Hemsath joined Faith Lutheran Church and School as the Senior Pastor in January 2017. Pastor Hemsath comes to FLC from Christ the King Lutheran Church in Waxahachie, TX. He has also served congregations in Aberdeen, ID and Pocatello, ID. He has been a Lutheran pastor for the past 20 years.