Genesis Collection: Creation


“And God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1, NLT

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This design displays the 7 days of creation organically (chronologically or in order). I wanted to feature this event as a design in this serie simply because nothing can take place until it exists, and in these two chapters everything comes to life! From a designer’s point of view, it was a little difficult to visually represent each day of creation (try illustrating light four days before the sun was even made), but redefining common visual definitions was good exercise for me!

The two things that stand out to me in the creation is how God took the length of an entire day to create something and how he also takes the time to look back at it to see “that it was good.” Even our all powerful God did not rush any of His creations. He didn’t just throw stuff together for the sake of watching something entertaining up from Heaven. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was the world! Not only did God set aside seven days, He also took the time to look back at what He created before proceeding. Everything that was made (including us!) wasn’t just “good enough,” but it was entirely good and pleasing in God’s sight.

Reflect: What are some things you may look down on that are actually good in God’s sight? Are there some areas in your life in which you need to slow down, take a breath, and reevaluate whether or not it is truly good before moving on?

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“Genesis” is the Greek word for “beginning,” and it marks the beginning of the Holy Bible as its first book. Likewise, the term Genesis also marks the beginning of Discipled Designs as its first collection and first impression of what is to come from this small business. While there is a vast amount of action taking place in just these first 50 chapters of the Bible, I narrowed down this collection to 5 designs by selecting the characters and events which spoke the greatest to me through the eyes of a designer and a disciple of Christ.

The Book of Genesis - Holistic Interpretation: God is faithful, and His promises endure even through our recklessness and countless acts of sin. (In case you saw the word “holistic” and said “Whaa-?”, a holistic interpretation is simply the “take away message” or summary of the book of Genesis.)

It’s exhilarating to use this blog as an opportunity to share with you a little about my passion and God’s word all in the same place! If you were able to gain some type of knowledge, insight, or have a thought you’d like to share after reading this, leave a comment down below! (You can also email me at contact@discipleddesigns.com if it is more of a personal matter you would like to share with me.)

God bless,
Sharon Mathew

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