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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.
This verse ends the account of how God created the heavens and the earth and the different types of creation needed to sustain animals and human life, as well as creating each. After each time The Lord created something new, He said it was “GOOD.” On the sixth and final day of creation, God made man and said it was, “Very Good!”
It’s quite obvious when you look at the creation account and everything God made that MAN was His favorite of all He had created. Man was God’s “Big Risk.” Why? Because God made man in His own image, with all of the characteristics of God but in a limited way. And with all of those divine characteristics, God gave man a “WILL.” God gave us the ability to say NO to Him. He gave us the ability to yield to Him, or reject Him fully. God made everything perfect in hopes that it would remain that way, if only for a few days. But … He KNEW the future. In time, things became so unruly that man’s only salvation came through the death and resurrection of God’s one and only Son, Jesus. Because of Jesus, this first day of the year can be All Good! In fact, why limit it to just one day? “Happy GOOD Year!”
Thank You that You made things GOOD for all humankind! Thank You that because You love me, I can look forward to a “Happy GOOD Year!” Amen
Happy Good Your, dear Pastor Rich!