Monthly Archives: February 2015

Leave It Alone



God is Creator

So you don’t understand what happened to the dinosaurs. In your search for answers don’t pull out “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Yes, it takes faith to leave that thread alone. We cannot prove God created all things but “by faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command.”

God as Creator of all is not a loose thread that can be tugged out and discarded. Pull on that thread and your faith will unravel and end up in a pile of jumbled and tangled ideology. Throughout the Word, God  emphasizes his role of Creator. Confirmation that God was creator of heaven and earth, animals, birds, sea life and humans is found from the first verse of the Bible to the last book of the Bible.

Two millennia after Adam and Eve left the Garden of Eden, “The Lord was grieved that he had made man on the earth …” God said, “I will wipe mankind whom I have created from the face of the earth — men and animals and creatures that move along the ground and birds of the air — for I am grieved that I have made them.” Centuries later, Abraham and the mysterious King Melchizedek met, and both spoke of the “God Most High Creator of heaven and earth.”

The Psalmists wrote about the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth and Our Maker. The prophets faithfully gave God’s message, “It is I who made the earth and created mankind upon it. My own hands stretched out the heavens….” The Apostle John spoke of the Word (Jesus) “being with God from the beginning. Through him all things were made: without him nothing was made that has been made.” At the dawn of the Church Age, the Apostle Paul told a crowd at Lystra, “turn to the living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them.”

 Creation Is a Reference Mark On God’s Timeline. 

Jesus spoke of future events saying, “…those will be days of distress unequaled from the beginning, when God created the world.” Jesus also spoke of his relationship to God before creation. “…you loved me before the creation of the world.” The Apostle Peter said that God’s plan for our salvation from sin was developed “before the creation of the world.” According to the Revelation, the book of life was started at the creation of the world.

Thread Pullers

Paul spoke to Roman Thread Pullers. “For since the creation of the world God has made his eternal power and divine nature clear, and people have no excuse for unbelief.” Paul goes on to describe the chaos and debauchery that follows when people pull that thread and “begin to worship and serve created things rather than the Creator…” The Apostle Peter also warned about those who treat God’s promises lightly and “deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water.”

An End-Times Reminder – God Created …

The book of Revelation tells of elders falling before God and saying “you created all things.” In chapter ten we see an angel who “swore by him who lives for ever and ever, who created the heavens and all that is in them, the earth and all that is in it, and the sea and all that is in it …” A flying angel cries out “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.” From beginning to end, the Word confirms and emphasizes that God created the heavens and the earth and seas and all that was in them – including humans.

Go ahead.
Dig for the truth about dinosaurs and fossils and
strange-looking bones to your heart’s content.
Just don’t mess with the thread of God as Creator.

Genesis 1:1; Hebrews 11:2; Genesis 6:6-7; Genesis 14:19, 22; Psalm 95:6; 115:15; 121:2; 124:8; 134:3; 146:6; Isaiah 45:12; Mark 13:19; John 17:24b; I Peter 1:20; Romans 1:18-32; II Peter 3:5; Revelation 4:11; Revelation 17:8b; Rev. 14:7

Martha Hawn VanCise©2015







Perplexities … An Old Signpost

Quote from Amy Carmichael

In perplexities –
when we cannot tell what to do,
when we cannot understand what is going on around us –
let us be calmed
and steadied
and made patient
by the thought that
what is hidden from us
is not hidden from Him.

Frances Ridley Havergal  (1836-1879)

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Spiritual Clothes


Growing up in Christ

            I feel as if I’ve outgrown my spiritual clothes.
From your Word I’ve feasted
on rich food that has
expanded my perception of
my world,
and myself.

This developing Christ-life within
won’t fit into the old attitudes of
and worry.

Clothe me

Martha Hawn VanCise©2015