Reblogged from Christ in Me by Judy Goddard:
The Effervescence of Creation
God saw that the light was good and he separated the light from the darkness.
Seven times the words, “God saw that it was good.” are repeated in Genesis, chapter 1.
The word, “saw”, in Hebrew means many things in many different situations. In Strong’s Concordance, they are given in alphabetical order. These are the ones most people think of when reading these verses; He approved; He beheld; He considered.
But there are others, that when I look at them fill me with a new assurance of understanding; like “make to enjoy”, to “have experience”, to “joyfully look”, “be near”, to “stare” and “visions”.
The story of creation is the story of how excited God gets when He makes something new. He gazes at it, He enjoys it. He looks joyfully at it. He stares at it.”
He made this thing called Earth and he was delighted with what He’d done! Any creative person know that feeling when something we’ve made comes out just as we “envisioned” it. It’s that feeling join our core that is warm and delightful and when flows outward from our center to our skin it becomes effervescent and the roots of our hair tingle. It’s like, if we don’t do something physical right away, that effervescence will burst out of us and just make a terrible mess!
I think that’s what our Father felt when He was creating the earth. Each new thing He made filled Him with bubbling joy. He stared at it, thinking how wonderful it was!
Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”
Every time someone chooses to believe in the salvation offered through Christ, the Father makes them a new creation! That same bubbling joy comes from His core and fills heaven with His delighted laughter!
Isn’t it amazing to think of how much hilarious joy we bring God when we say yes to his perfect plan?
For each and every one of us it’s His first day of creation all over again!
It makes me tingle just thinking about it!
Please go to The Tingles to see the original post. Well done, Judy!