Friday 31st July 2020 Devotion
Scripture:- Genesis 1:1-31
Topic:- The Creation Of God 
Text:- Genesis 1:31
As if waking up from a dream, the man opened his eyes and contemplated the sweet face of His Creator who, smiling, kissed his face now colorful and full of life.
He was moved to hear the Eternal say in a soft and affectionate voice: “My son, my dear son!” Because he was born on earth, the first man received the name of Adam. Taking him by the hand, the Eternal lifted him.
Without perceiving the scene of glare that surrounded him, Adam, in a gesture of gratitude for existence, enveloped the Creator in a tender embrace, prostrating himself in reverent worship. The faithful hosts who admired witnessed the great divine fulfillment, excited at the human gesture, also prostrated themselves in reverent worship.
Then they united the voices in a song of joy in salutation to that special creature, who woke up to life at such a decisive moment for the Universe. With a heart full of happiness, Adam joined the Angels in his song of praise. His voice, as it passed through the flowery surroundings, was mixed with the song of the birds and the death of the animals that approached festively.
In a walk of unforgettable surprises, Adam was made aware of the beauties of his home. With admiration, he saw Mount Zion, where the river of life flowed, in a cascade of light.
The glorious mountain lay crowned by a beautiful rainbow. In his steps, he followed the course of the crystalline river, which glided serenely amidst the wonders of Eden.
One admired the tall trees that, soaked by the breeze, left abundant flowers and fruits hanging from the branches. He leaned here and there, attracted by the glow of precious stones that adorned the lawn everywhere.
With intense joy, Adam was aware of the infinite species of animals that populated the garden. All were meek and submissive and lived in perfect harmony and happiness.
Stopping in his footsteps, Adam admired the whiteness and tenderness of an animal that was jumping on the grass. Approaching, he took it in his arms, dedicating a special affection.
Well, it was nice to stroke her white wool! His sweet eyes reflected a glow of love and humility. There was something special about that little animal. Affectionately, Adam called him “lamb.”
With the little animal in his arms, Adam looked grateful toward the Eternal and worshiped Him. Contemplating His white robes, His expressive eyes of an unparalleled love, Adam discovered that he had in his arms a symbol of his Author.
Happy, he exclaimed: “Oh, Lord, this little lamb clad in such white wool, with an expressive look of so much love, looks like You. I want to have him always with me.”
Watching the animals, Adam perceived that they enjoyed a special fellowship. I saw happy couples everywhere living for each other. His thoughts turned to His Companion. He looked around and was surprised not to see him. The Eternal had concealed himself on purpose, becoming invisible.
Adam felt lonely in the midst of that paradise. With whom would you share your happiness and love? there were animals there, but they were irrational, unable to share their ideals. He was born in his heart, walking alone in that sunset, a burning desire to find someone who could always be by his side.
While Adam looked toward the distant hills in the hope of seeing someone, the Eternal appeared at his side and said: “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a companion.”
Adam was happy to hear from the Creator that promise, just at the moment when he so longed to have someone so that he would always be visible at his side. Taken by a deep sleep, Adam leaned back in the chest of his loving Creator who, with caresses, made him numb.
In his subconscious the first colorful dreams arose: Contemplate the Eternal’s tender gaze; he hears the harmonious sound of angelic music; discover the wonders around: Mount Zion with its rainbow;
The river of life; the meadows in bloom; the animals that greeted him at the party. The scenes that surrounded him in his longing are repeated in his dream; he looks around in the hope of finding his partner, but he doesn’t see it. He feels lonely in his dream, and that makes him look for someone with whom to share his existence.
Prayer Point:- Oh Lord God, You have created me wonderfully and fearfully, help me to fulfill Your purpose for my life henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.