- Baccalaureate March
- Opening Song
- Scripture Reading & Opening Prayer
- Presenatation of Graduates
- Closing Song & Prayer
THIS IS MY FATHER’S WORLD | Genesis 1 & 2
The Book of Genesis has the all-time classic opening line. It gives you a clear idea of the book’s overall theme and ultimate message. Plain and straightforward. No room for alternate translations. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).
There are three observations that help put the creation story into its proper context, so that we can develop a more Biblical perspective on the world we live in, and the role we are called to play.
- 1. God created the world with intention. Genesis 1:1, 2, 26, 27, 28; Psalm 104:24
- 2. God loves his creation. Gen. 1: 4, 10, 12, 18, 21, 25, 31; Ps. 104:31; Ps. 19:1; Ps. 148:3-4; Luke 19:40
- 3. God wants us to love what he loves and who he loves. Lev. 25:23; Gen. 1:26; 1 John 4:7
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” That is where our story begins. This phrase tells us what we need to know about all that it is and all that is to come.
This is God’s world. It is our Father’s world. He created with intention, with a plan for his people. He created with love, and with care, and with an attention to detail that is beyond our ability to comprehend. His creation reflects and reveals his beauty, his glory, and his majesty.
And God has placed us here in the midst of it and has given us each the charge of taking care of our little corner. And we’re called not only to take care of the earth, but to look out for one another as well. We are to love what God loves, and who God loves.
King David wrote, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” (Psalm 24:1)
This is our Father’s world, and we live among those who are made in his image. Let’s love all that he has created.