Catechism Mondays: Week 5

Q: What else did God create?

A: God created all things by his powerful Word, and all his creation was very good; everything flourished under his loving rule. 

“And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.” Genesis 1:31

The first passage that always comes to mind when I think of God’s creation is Psalm 19:1-3. It says, The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. Day to day pours forth speech, And night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; Their voice is not heard. When we ask the question, what else did God create? the answer is all around us! 

Living in the Pacific Northwest means that no matter where I look, I see mountains. Beautiful, glorious, huge, real mountains. With their pillows of snow, they reach their peaks high into the heavens, pointing towards the One who made them beautiful. The trees that surround and cover the area I live in point to the Creator, the One who made them beautiful. When I walk outside, drive anywhere, breathe in the air and take in my surroundings, I see and hear nature declaring the glory of her Creator God, the One who made her beautiful and calls her very good.

Without even using words, the heavens declare the glory of God. The mountains, trees, and hills sing of their creator without making a sound. The earth, the animals, and every plant chatter on about the One who created them and made them beautiful without uttering a single word. Their beautiful, perfect, and intricate design testifies of a Creator, of hands that made them beautiful.

God made the world. He created all things. By his hand all things are upheld. Under his rule, everything flourished. He created all things and called all things very good. 

Catechism question and answer taken from The New City Catechism by Tim Keller. This week’s question, answer, and verse can be found on pages 24-25 of The New City Catechism.

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