Advent: Behold Day 1


And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit.  You shall have them for food.”  Genesis 1:29 ESV

Have you ever really paid much attention to the word “behold” in Scripture? When you look into it, “behold” is everywhere in God’s Holy Word. It’s more than just “have a look” or “oh by the way.” 

Behold is a command.  Slow down! See! Hear! Try to comprehend what will be revealed next, knowing this will be very important to your future. Here in Genesis God tells Adam and Eve to behold His provision of food, understand his creation and their place in it. It’s an invitation to live in wonder.

This last week of Advent, open your eyes to the wonder of God’s love. Greet each new day seeing the glory of God surround you with your daily bread and the gift of constant forgiveness. Behold!

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, thank you for every single Word in Scripture.  Teach me to behold that which you have set before me for my eternal good!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.