Genesis 1 – What I think God was thinking when He created everything

Someone asked me today, ‘what do you think God was thinking when He made the world and all of the creatures in it?

This is, like, one of the most fun questions I have ever been asked.

I think God was thinking, ‘Wow, I just want to show My glory to something that I create.’ And maybe He wanted to play around too! He made us in His image, and we love to build stuff and play around – undoubtedly, God has those qualities!

John Piper really nails what God was feeling when He created everything when he says this:

Of all the possible ways God could have revealed the fullness and diversity of the supreme value of his being, he concluded that a physical world would be the best. The material creation was not God’s way of saying to humankind: I am not enough for you. It was his way of saying: Here is the theater where more of what I am can be revealed to finite creatures. The juiciness of a peach and the sweetness of honey are a communication of myself.

God definitely felt excited when He made the world and everything in it – think of how excited you got when you made a lego ship, foreseeing all of the things that you would do with it, and knowing every nuance of it’s creation and all the stuff that you can’t see on the outside (but that you know is on the inside because you put it there and built it that way, so that if anyone were to probe into your creation, they would see that you even thought about the most basic pieces of it and that you had designed it from the inside out)! That, obviously, isn’t the best analogy, but I think it helps. I think that God was thinking something along the lines of, ‘Dude, I’m PUMPED!’ when He made the world and all the creatures in it.

When you look at Genesis, it kinda goes like this:

God made the world, and it was exactly as He had in mind. And He was like, ‘Wow this is awesome, I love doing this. But there’s something missing. I wanna make more.’

(Genesis 1:1-2)

God made light, and separated light from darkness, and it was exactly as He had in mind. And He was like, ‘Wow this is awesome. But there’s something missing. I wanna make more.’

(Genesis 1:3-5)

God made a separation between Earth and sky (the waters below and the waters above – I assume that it means the sky when it talks about ‘the waters above‘), and it was exactly as He had in mind. And He was like, ‘Wow this is awesome. But there’s something missing. I wanna make more.’

(Genesis 1:6-8)

God made a separation of water from land, and it was exactly as He had in mind. And He was like, ”Wow this is awesome. But there’s something missing. I wanna make more.’

(Genesis 1:9-10)

God made plants to be as strong and beautiful as He was – trees, bushes, weeds, everything – and it was exactly as He had in mind. And He was like, ‘Wow this is awesome. But there’s something missing. I wanna make more.’

(Genesis 1:11-13)

God made stars to that give off light the way that He exudes glory, and He made the Sun to be the source of light for the day and the Moon to be the source of light for the night, and it was exactly as He had in mind. And He was like, ‘Wow this is awesome. But there’s something missing. I wanna make more.’

(Genesis 1:14-19)

God made sea creatures and animals of the air, who swam through the sea and soared through the air, and commanded them to be fruitful and multiply to fill the Earth, and it was exactly as He had in mind. He made lions and tigers and deer and mice and hamsters and llamas and lizards and snakes and spiders and ants and all the animals on the planet. And He was like, ‘Wow this is awesome. But there’s something missing. I wanna make more.’

(Genesis 1:20-23)

God made land animals and creepy crawlies, who inhabited the land and filled the Earth the way that God’s glory fills the universe, and it was exactly as He had in mind. And He was like, ‘Wow this is awesome. But there’s something missing. I wanna make more.’

(Genesis 1:24-25)

Then God made mankind, and it was exactly as He had in mind. He made something in His image, with all of his imagination, creativity, problem-solving ability, fun-lovingness, and beauty, as well as uncountable other attributes that would take all of time – and longer – to write. He made man to be the protector of the Earth, as a way of showing the strength and protectiveness of God, and woman to capture the eye of man as the most beautiful thing He had ever created, as a way of showing her beauty and purity the way that God was the most beautiful and the most pure. And He gave man dominion and position over the whole Earth, and over all of God’s creation. They were the apple of His eye, His representation of Himself in His own Creation. And everything created previously was for their enjoyment. And He was like, ‘Wow this is AWESOME. Nothing is missing now. Everything is here. This is perfect.’

(Genesis 1:26-31)

I know, without a doubt, that God had fun creating everything. And I know also, without a doubt, that God had the most fun creating mankind, and creating you and me.

You are made in the image of God. You are the apple of God’s eye. You are His prized creation. Everything on this Earth is given to you to enjoy. You can’t possibly claim to not love God after knowing how much He loves you and how happy He is in creating you exactly the way He meant to. Because we know that God doesn’t make mistakes.

Thank you to the anonymous person who asked this question on my ask.fm channel, ask.fm/chrisdarius, and I hope you know that I had as much or more of a blast writing this as you have had reading it.

In Christ,

Chris Darius

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