Re: Verse reading–Genesis 1:14-25; 2:1-3 (day three)  

“Let [the lights] serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years.”  The universe is not merely a structure made of well-ordered subatomic particles and energy.  There is more to it that the fact that it exists.  Moses teaches us that the question “What is it for? (or, more precisely, “Who is it for”) is a perfectly appropriate one.  Some might answer that question by saying, “It is for God.”  It seems that even God would say that is an incomplete answer—that it is for man as well.  Those “sacred times, and days and years” are markers for us, helping us to know God and to know one another, to grow, and to love.  It takes time to be a human.  God built time into this universe for that very purpose.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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