A moment for reflection:
Foundations never to be moved
by Morag Cameron
He established the earth on its foundations; it will never be moved.
The watery deep covered it like a garment; the waters reached above the mountains.
Your shout made the waters retreat; at the sound of your thunderous voice they hurried off-- as the mountains rose up and the valleys went down-- to the place you appointed for them. You set up a boundary for them that they could not cross, so that they would not cover the earth again.
On the third day of God’s amazing work of creation the world had air and light but no land therefore God commanded the water to separate from the land and it duly obeyed His voice.
God put boundaries on the waters so that they would stay where He placed them making seas, lakes, rivers, ponds, and oceans. Each body of water was undisturbed as there was nothing living in them yet. Carefully God was setting the stage for His most masterful creature - human beings.
When God formed the land, He made all the continents and countries, the deserts, the forests, the swamps and the mountains. He filled the earth with treasures of gold, silver, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and diamonds. Everything was made for humanity to discover later. God then added vegetation to the land. colouring it with various shades of green through grass, bushes, and trees. He added more splashes of colour through plants and flowers.
God also made the land useful as it would feed the creatures He would place there and the people who would call it home. God again demonstrated His generous nature as He made hundreds of fruits and vegetables for His creatures to find, eat and enjoy.
As at the end of this third day there were still no animals or people, the only sounds would have been the waves splashing on the shore and the wind blowing through the trees. While there were no actual voices raised in praise, there was praise that came through the creation made by God.
Let the sky rejoice, and the earth be happy. Let the sea and everything in it shout. Let the fields and everything in them celebrate. Then let the trees of the forest shout with joy
God saw that it was good. He had made it and He loved it. There was evening and there was morning on the third day.
Loving and generous God, may we pause to marvel at the beauty found in nature. Let it cause our eyes to be lifted to the heavens and praise You, the One who made all things. Thank You for the colour You put in our world, for the areas of sea and land for us to enjoy. We praise You as our Mighty Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth