One of the ways in which we are like God is that we make things. We build houses and roads and bridges and big buildings. We are creative in our jobs and in our hobbies. Well, that’s one of the characteristics of God – He makes things.
During the six days of creation, God demonstrated His creative wisdom by making a lot of incredible things. Yet, He did it differently than we do it. First, He started with nothing. That’s right! Out of nothing, He made something. Second, He simply spoke and willed it into being. He didn’t craft it with His hands and use special tools.
In John 1:3, John explains what Jesus did as the Creator of the world. He says, “All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.” Now, did you notice that three times John says that He made all things?
The word “made” is not a word for building or crafting something. It is the common Greek word egeneto, which means simply “to come into being.” This word says nothing about the process and activity that brought something into being. It just refers to the fact that it happened. So, John simply says, “All things came into being by Him.”
In other words, it just happened. Poof! – and there it was! Now, that’s exactly how Genesis 1 says that creation happened. God said, “Let there be…”, and there was. Hebrews 11:2 says, “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God.” God just said the word, and things came into being. Psalm 33:9 says, “For he spoke, and it was done.” Just by speaking – God brought the world into being. “All things were made by him.”
Now you know the real meaning of the word.
Say – Don’t be fooled by this evolution stuff. Creation is how it happened, you know.