Please join Dr. Will this coming Sunday, September 26, 2021 when he preaches, “The God Who Creates” part 3 of the series the quest for God. (Psalms 96; Genesis 1:1-3;24-27, 31; Matthew 6:25-29)
Mary Oliver in one of her poems “The Singular and Cheerful Life” writes “what, in the earth world, is there not to be amazed by and to cherish, oh my dear heart, look at the world.”
Many of us were brought up to read the Genesis story/stories of creation literally, as a historical account of how things happened all in six days. When science seems to challenge what the Bible says about God creating in six days, with the suggestion that it all began with a Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago and that life has been evolving ever since, science must be wrong and must be rejected. we have a crisis.
Some people resolve it by ignoring science. Others resolve the problem by dismissing the biblical accounts as simply a myth, a fairy tale.
In this sermon I make the case that the narrative account of creation is neither history nor myth. It is an affirmation of faith. It is a kind of theological creed. It was written when the people of God were in exile, captives of a powerful nation that apparently wanted to exterminate them. In the midst of this crisis, the creation story gave them reason to hope and believe in God.