“And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.”
The Biblical account of the origin of life is fascinating and filled with wonder. We read, all that exists was brought forth with nothing more than the voice of God. He spoke and mountains formed, the seas were birthed, and life began. Of all the wonders of creation, none is more fascinating than to read, after six short days God rested. If the only energy expended in creation was His voice, we know He did not rest out of exhaustion. Instead, His resting was a testimony to the fact that all creative work was accomplished.
Scientists tell us, all matter in the universe has been here since the beginning. They have determined, new matter is not forming, but what has always existed, simply changes form. When God finished His work of creation, all was created.
The Bible tells us of another time when God rested. We are told, while hanging on the cross Jesus declared, “It is finished”, and breathed His last. He then sat down at the right hand of God, having completed the work of salvation. Just as creation was completed by God and left for man to enjoy, so salvation was completed and left simply to be receive by faith. Let us, too, rest in all that God has done for us; in His creation, in His salvation, in the life that He gives us.