Daily Devotion – January 8, 2018

Genesis 1: 1-2

Six Days of Creation and the Sabbath

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.

Reflection by Duke Yaguchi

I usually read Genesis and what God did during that entire “week” of creation. However, in looking at just the first two verses, it begins very simply. There was nothing before God. So I’m left to wonder, why did God create the devil and evil and pain and misery? Couldn’t God just have stopped with the “good stuff”? Why not simply have heaven on earth? Wouldn’t that have been simpler, less complicated and better for everyone?

If that were so, we would only have prayers of thanks and joy. The world would be full of love and peace. I could live in such a world. Couldn’t you?


Dear God. I don’t understand what or why you’ve created what you have created. I don’t know if I need to understand it all. I look at the world in wonder and awe. I’ll do my best to preserve and protect what you have created. In God’s name I pray. Amen.

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