Just as a reminder, please take a moment to read Romans 1:19-20 for a context for our exercises in Genesis 1. I also encourage you reread the entire chapter of Genesis 1. This week we will focus on verses 14-19 this week.
Gen. 1:14-19 14
Then God said, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them be signs to mark the seasons, days, and years.
15 Let these lights in the sky shine down on the earth.” And that is what happened.
16 God made two great lights—the larger one to govern the day, and the smaller one to govern the night. He also made the stars.
17 God set these lights in the sky to light the earth,
18 to govern the day and night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
19 And evening passed and morning came, marking the fourth day.
For exercises this week, do one during sunrise, sunset, or daylight and do the other during the night when it is dark. Be silent during both and consider the wonder of God.
What beauty do we see in the sunrise/sunset? What is the warmth of the sun like on our face? What is it like to be in the light of day? What is God saying to us through the sun?
What beauty do we see in the sky at night? What wonders can we see? What wonders are out there that we cannot see with our naked eye? What does it mean to us that God knows them all and still considers us the most precious of his creation? What is God saying to us through the moon and stars?
A third set of questions to consider: Are our days driven by the natural course of the sun and moon, or are we driven by our watches? Are the rhythms of our seasons, days, and years more marked by God and his timing or our calendars and designs? What would it be like to be scheduled by the works of God and not our daily grind? Could we relinquish the watch and calendar for a time to make space for God to speak to us?
I pray you are being blessed with God’s speaking and work through these exercises!
In Christ’s Grace,
Pastor Bill Case
Sunday, July 14
Traditional Worship 9:00 a.m. Sanctuary
Christian Education 10:15 a.m.
Contemporary Worship 11:10 a.m.
Comunidad de Fe Worship 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary-Celebrating 1 yr. with Pastor Arturo
Monday—Friday, July 15-19
Meals on Wheels 10:45 a.m. PRMC
Tuesday, July 16
Worship Ministry Team 6:00 p.m. Contemporary Room
Saturday, July 27
Bread of Life Distribution 8:30 p.m. Matt 25 Hope Center-1200 Thornton St.
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