January 1 - A God Big Enough, Yet Small Enough

Devotional Scripture: Genesis 1:1

Central Thought: God reveals Himself through His creation.

    An eleven-year-old boy made a decision one night that would change his life forever—he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into his heart. As he gazed into the star-speckled sky of that Colorado night, he noticed the dark, unending distance that swept past the shoulders of the majestic Rocky Mountains. In that moment, he realized something simple, yet profound. The Creator who placed those sparkling diamonds in the sky and molded those enormous mountains that stood like sentinels now lived in his heart. He was so excited, he could hardly go to sleep that night because he knew that the God who created the mystical beauty of the night sky now lived inside of him.

    Genesis 1:1 represents much more than just the first verse of the Bible. The apostle Paul indicates that we can actually see God through His creation (Romans 1:20). Every time the sand tickles the bottoms of your feet during a summer stroll on the beach; every time a robin awakens you to a beautiful chorus at dawn; every time the night sky melts your
heart—remember that God is trying to reveal Himself to you.

    Think of that eleven-year-old boy the next time you look at mountains. And remember that God is big enough to create nature's skyscrapers, yet small enough to live in your heart.

Devotional Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to see You in Your creation, and through seeing You, draw closer to Your heart.

Today's Bible Reading: Genesis 1:1-2:25; Matthew 1:1-2:12; Psalm 1:1-6; Proverbs 1:1-6