Genesis 1:1-5 New International Version (NIV)
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
Monday - June 8 - Read Genesis 1:1-5 The author J.R.R. Tolkien used words to create an entire fantasy world filled with myths, legends, dwarves, elves, various languages, heroes and villains. When he wrote something down it happened and became “true” for the world that he created. His most famous story is the epic trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings.” The world and the story that he created has entertained, fascinated and inspired many people for the last 80 years. This is the essence of the word “authority.” When God speaks his words actually do things. God’s words have the authority to create. God used words to speak the entire world into existence. God is the author of all things. The Good News is that the Author of all things actually entered into His own story of creation in order to become the hero of the story. He did this because he loved all that He had authored… especially us!