6. God created the world for love
"In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth" (Genesis 1.1). It is the start of the bible, and the first chapter of Genesis describes graphically how God created the world. Without using any material or instruments, God was creating all things: heaven and earth, animals and plants..., and finally the man. God created the world from nothing.
The whole creation is the fruit of the love and of the omnipotence of God: the small things: plants and insects, and the big things: the sun, the moon, the planetary systems, the seas, etc. The most perfect being of creation is the man. God is still creating and controling all with his laws.
How beautiful is the creation! when we contemplate it, it's easy to glorify and praise God. Moreover, He wants that men cooperate with his work. Such is the dignity of work, as Scripture says, man has been created to work and dominate the creation in an intelligent way.
In this lesson, we will see in detail what it means that God created the world as we profess in the Creed: "I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth."