And God said, let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. Genesis 1:6
The Word of God has creative powers. According to our Bible reading of today, the power in the Word of God created space where there was none. It seemed like there was no space for further creation and the Almighty God wanted to create what now constitutes the present day universe. so the Word created the space between the water and dry land for further creation. The Bible says:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” John1:1-3
There are lot of lessons we could learn from this creation story; the Word of God, when allowed to do His work, will always make away where there is no way and a space where there seemed to be no space. When the Israelites got to the Red Sea and it seemed like they were stuck between the hosts of Pharaoh and the Sea, the Lord, through Moses, told them to move on . It takes faith in God to obey such a command, thank God they did and their obedience paid off, because the Word made an expressway for them to pass through:
“And the Lord said unto Moses, wherefore cries thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward; But life thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it; and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the mist of the sea”. Exodus 14:15-16
Another lesson to be learnt here is; people of God should always talk to God about their challenges. Moses did this effectively and God spoke at every given time, he became a problem solver because he heard from God always. Also, when God speaks, a miracle is potentially performed, but its ultimate manifestation is dependent on human agents. We short-change ourselves of miracles when we fail to heed the Word of God. My prayer for you is that, as you obey the Word of God this year, you will begin to do the impossible in Jesus’ name.