As we study the biblical record of creation, we realize that we are living in a culture that has deified science and man’s theories over the revelation in Scripture of an Almighty God, Who is Creator (Genesis 1:1) and Lord over heaven and earth (Acts 17:24). In fact, the Scriptures declare that the heavens are His (Psalm 8:3). Creation is a work that separates the True and Living God (Jeremiah 10:10-12; Psalm 96:5) from the false gods of pagan religions and the oppositions of so called science (1 Timothy 6:20).
One of the mysteries recorded in Scripture is that God manifested Himself in human flesh (1 Timothy 3:16). The Person of the Godhead who became Man is Christ Jesus (John 1:1,14). Perfect Man and yet fully God, Jesus Christ became that atoning sacrifice for our sin, in order that sinful man, by grace, through faith in Him, might be saved (Philippians 2:5-11; Ephesians 2:8-9). Saved from what you ask? Saved from the debt of sin; saved from the dominion of sin; and last, but not least, eternally saved from the presence of sin in that place that He has prepared for His children.
So this Creator is also our Redeemer and Lord (Isaiah 49:26). Lord meaning absolute or supreme in authority. God answers to no one; He is supreme in His universe. He is The One that sovereignly appoints every single star’s orbit, and it is because of His might that not one fails (Isaiah 40:26). Christ, Creator of heaven and earth (Colossians 1:16,17), holds all things together by His mighty power (Hebrews 1:3), and it is by His power that all things consist. But do not think that you or I are lost in the vastness of God’s creation, my friend, because Scripture also declares that each and every one of us have been fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139). We were created to have fellowship with God, but our first parents sinned (Genesis 3), and through that one act of disobedience, we were all born dead, or separated from God, because of our trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1-3).
The gospel (Mark 1:15), or “Good News”, is that God in His grace has provided for fallen man a perfect solution to that sin problem. That solution is Jesus Christ. Christ’s death on the cross has provided redemption (Ephesians 1:7) from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13-14). The Creator Who knew no sin, became sin for us, “that we might become the righteousness of God” in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21). As we look to the heavens, we see the infallible proof of our Creator (Psalms 8 and 19). As we look to that middle cross on Calvary and the empty tomb, we see God’s love that has provided a perfect redemption for imperfect people who are sorry for their sins and call upon His Name (John 3:15-18).