Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tuesday Family Devotion - Creation Continues

Scripture Reading - Psalm 33:6-9

By the word of the LORD the heavens were made,
their starry host by the breath of his mouth.

He gathers the waters of the sea into jars;
he puts the deep into storehouses.

Let all the earth fear the LORD;
let all the people of the world revere him.

For he spoke, and it came to be;
he commanded, and it stood firm. 

Thought of the Day
Let’s do an experiment. Think for a moment of a food that you’d really like to be eating right now. Got it? Ok, now hold out your hand and say the name of that food out loud. Did it appear? What?! You mean that you can’t make the food appear just by saying its name out loud? We know that that is impossible for us, but God’s Words are powerful. God created us simply by saying that He wanted us to exist. God spoke our name and we came to be. He talked about the world and world appeared. God’s Word is a powerful thing and we can see God’s words in everything around us, including you and me! Everything we see is because of God’s Word.

Discussion questions
1. How does it make you feel to know that God has called your name?

2. If God created everything by his Word, how should we treat other people, animals and the whole world? 

    Heavenly Father,
    Thank you for saying our name out loud. We know that you created us and everything that we see by your Word. Help us to honor your creation and work to help keep your creation safe. AMEN.

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