I have heard it often said and have been guilty of saying it myself, that when God created, he created out of nothing. Again I heard this said this morning, while listening to a music cd.
The thought struck me: How wrong it is to state that God created out of nothing. For God created his creation from his very essence of existence. He created all that is seen and unseen through his word. God goes before his word. God backs his word. God is present in, through and over his word. And the very centre of his word is Christ, who is the fulfilment of his word.
Therefore, let us not say that God created out of nothing. Instead, no matter how we view creation; whether it the stance of young earth creationism, or old earth creationism: Let our stance be one of awe, worship and praise that all of creation was created out of the very essence of God himself.