Oh, Now I See It!

At the start of the lunar sunrise on December 24, 1968 the crew of Apollo 8 read verbatim the account of creation found in Genesis 1:1-10. Little did the crew know that their reading from scripture would be the most watched television broadcast of their time and would become a pivotal part of American and world history.

The reading began with the words of Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

I can’t imagine what it would have been like to be part of the first, or any, manned mission to the moon. What a thrilling sight it must have been to have a God’s eye view of the world. To look upon the world, the creation within it and marvel at the work and power of God. How amazing would that be?

Well we might not be able to go to the moon but we still have a marvelous view of God’s handiwork and presence every single day. The problem is we often don’t take the time to notice it.

Romans 1:20 tells us, “Since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”

The truth is we don’t have to go to the moon to see God’s power and wonderful qualities. We can see it every time we look at a mountain or watch the waves pound against the shore. We can hear it in a baby’s first heartbeat from his mother’s womb. We can feel it in the hug from someone we love.

God’s presence is here just as much as it was when he spoke the first words over creation: “Let there be light.” (Genesis 1:3)

Do you know what that means? It means that God hasn’t left you. He’s as much a part of your life now as when he formed you in your mother’s womb.

I know at times we feel like God is as far away from us as the moon is from the earth but he’s not. Feelings are not foundational. God is.

He said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5) So no matter what you’re going through today I want you to know God is near.  If you take a few minutes to stop and look for him you’ll realize that he’s a lot closer than you think.

Praying for you,

Pastor Zac
Pastor Zac Elliott is the lead pastor of Fusion Christian Church in Temecula, California.

1 Comment

Jody Camp - July 26th, 2019 at 12:42pm

I loved this message when you gave it at Service, thank you, Pastor Zac. Thank you for being the Pastor that is truly making a difference in this world. Praying for you and your family.