January 27, 2023: Creation Forever

Today, we look at a Day 1 text from this year’s summer curriculum, “Holy Trinity, Wholly Love.”


Reading: Revelation 1:4-8

John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Look! He is coming with the clouds; every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail. So it is to be. Amen. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.



Last week as I reflected on one of our alternative texts for this summer’s curriculum, I challenged you to think about ways you might take better care of creation. On Mondays this summer, we will be looking at God the Creator, part of the Holy Trinity.

Today, when I read this passage from Revelation, I must be honest and say that I had no clue how it might tie into that daily theme. Then it hit me—God is creator then, now, and always. These verses reminded me that God will continuing making new things until the end of time. We read in Revelation about the new heaven and the new earth that will better than what we have now. God is not done with God’s creation.

I know that makes me feel good that we have a God who is still active and will be active in creating good things!

–Chad Hershberger



Continue to create, God, so we can appreciate your goodness.