And it was so - Daily Bread


God said, . . . and it was so. – Genesis 1:9

The words are repeated several times in Genesis 1, the story of creation: "And it was so."

Whatever God said – it happened. "Let there be light . . . Let there be a firmament . . . Let the earth bring forth grass . . . " Then, each time, the words: "And it was so." God spoke the words, and it became a reality.

As I read about this beginning of our world and the power of God, I started to think about some other things God and His Son Jesus have said – things we can count on.

When Jesus was talking about His followers, He said, "I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand" (John 10:28). If we have put our trust in Him, we can be assured that we have eternal life right now and will live with Him forever.

The writer to the Hebrews said, "Be content with such things as you have. For [God] Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you’ " (Heb. 13:5). We can be sure that our needs will be met and that we won’t be left alone.

One of Jesus’ most comforting promises is "I will come again and receive you to Myself" (John 14:3). He said it; we can believe it and wait confidently for that day.

Count on God’s word. It will be so. – Anne Cetas

No matter what may come to pass,

God’s precious Word still stands,

This universe is held intact

Within His mighty hands. – Williams

READ: Genesis 1:1-13

God said it, I believe it. That settles it.

The Bible in one year:

• Exodus 12-13

• Matthew 16