Terra Firma. Dry, solid ground to walk on. God would not create man until the Sixth day, but He was already preparing a place for Him on the Third. God pushed back the waters vertically to open a space for the skies and horizontally to reveal dry land. The Psalmist tells us that the waters retreated at the command of God (Psalm 104:7).
In the Book of Job, one of Job’s friends, Bildad, emphasizes the utter insignificance of man in the grand scheme of the Universe (Job 25). But in his response, Job refers to the awesome power and greatness of God even by this very act. God divided the seas by His power and set their boundaries (Job 26:10,12). Why did He do that? To give us a place for our habitation. He prepared a place on this Earth for us to set our foot upon and to walk.
Jesus comforted His disciples with the fact that He was going to prepare a place for them (John 14:2-3). Just as He prepared the dry land for us to walk upon while we live here on Earth, He is preparing the place for us to set our foot on in the next life. He has again set the boundaries of our habitation and provided a place for us to live. In the grand scheme of the Universe, we truly are small, but we are not insignificant. God cares enough for us to provide a place for us to walk, in this life and the next.
To Jesus Christ goes all glory. In service to Him,
[This post was originally published July 15, 2009]
**Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) © The Lockman Foundation and are used by permission.
[If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ or you are not certain where you are headed when this life ends, I invite you to read the article “Am I Going To Heaven?“]