Memory Text: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1, NKJV).
Only something greater than what it creates could have created it. Thus, only a Being greater than the universe could have created the universe. And that Being is the God who is revealed in the Bible, the God whom we worship and serve because, among other things, He is our Creator.
We also learn that this God-the One who created the universe, the One who has spun those billions of galaxies across the expanse of the cosmos-is the same One who came to earth, to live among us as a human being and, even more amazing, to bear in Himself the punishment for our sins.
Sometimes we hear of things that are “too good to be true.” What could be better, though, for us as sinful beings in a fallen, painful world than to know the wonderful truth of our Creator’s love, a love so great that He would come down in the person of Christ and link Himself to each of us with ties that never can be broken?
In response to such a wondrous truth, how are we to live our lives?
Study this week’s lesson to prepare for Sabbath, January 5.