July 21: A Good Day
Scripture Lesson: Genesis 1:31
On this date in 1946, Lew Fick set a professional baseball record when he collected nine straight hits in a single game. The outfielder for the Little Rock Travelers saw his streak finally end when grounded out in the 19th inning of the team’s opener against Memphis. Fick went on to get three more hits in the nightcap, finishing the doubleheader 12 for 13.
Our Scripture lesson from Genesis speaks of God’s finishing touches on creation. God had created the universe and everything in it. As the story is told, in the preceding five days, God created the world, the sun moon and stars, as well as the land, the seas, and all plants and animals. On the sixth day, God created the jewel of His creation: humankind. God entrusted the care of all creation to the people He had made. When God saw what He had done and all He had made, it was very good.
Look around you where you are right now and marvel at God’s creation. (I wrote these words while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, so it was pretty easy for me to do today.)
What does it mean to you that when God created humankind, it was judged “very good”?
Why were we created?
God had a pretty good series of days creating the world and everything in it. We can have some pretty good days by serving and living for the Creator.
Posted on Thu, July 21, 2016
by David Daly