3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
4 God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.
5 God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

In every one of our lives, there have been times when we’ve said something that we didn’t mean or wished we could take back. Unfortunately, in these moments, the damage is often already done and we have no capacity to undo the words we have spoken, no matter how much we may wish. In many of these instances, our words may change a moment or a relationship in a way that cannot be reversed.

God also speaks in a way that changes everything. However, God’s words are never without purpose. God’s words give life and are always right. In the creation account, we see that God spoke in a way that changed the universe forever. We are looking at God’s authoritative, powerful word in these specific events, but this is an unchanging characteristic of His speaking. From the moment God spoke light into existence, the universe would never be the same.

Additionally, we should recognize that God “saw” what He had made. This is a reminder that all that God does is within His sovereignty and in agreement with His purposes. There is nothing in the universe that God is not aware of at every moment. Nothing slips past His attention or care. This is important for us to recognize, as we often are tempted to believe that He has forgotten us or doesn’t care about the details of our daily lives. This is not true, nor has it ever been.

• Where do you feel that you need God to speak to you in a life-changing way? How did you first experience this when you came to know Christ?

• Where have you felt tempted to believe that God is not concerned with what you are going through? How does this passage challenge that idea?

• Pray and thank God that He has power over all things and is aware of and concerned with every detail of our lives.