The story of creation gives perspective to the Biblical story as a whole. And although Genesis 1 and 2 may appear to be different accounts of creation, they actually stand in a complementary relationship to one another as they reveal the supernatural and the personal natures of God.
Two different Hebrew names are used for God in the first 2 chapters of the Bible. . . “Elohim” in Genesis 1, which conveys the idea of power and transcendence. . . and “Yahweh” or “Jehovah” is used beginning in Genesis 2:4, which conveys the idea of mercy and compassion, implying His immanence and His personal concern for man. Therefore, when the 2 stories are viewed together, we see God who is transcendent over His creation (Genesis 1) . . . and God who is personally involved (immanent) in it (Genesis 2).
When was the last time that you saw God’s power demonstrated in your life? When you think about God does it bring a sense of awe of who He is? A deep reverence? How do you see God as an active presence in your life? How often during the day do you think about Him? Converse with Him?
The same God who had enough power to create and give life, has the power to change any circumstance, any impossible situation and any person! And the same God who was personally concerned with Adam and Eve, is actively concerned and involved in your life. He knows your past, your present and your future. He knows what you need right now. He knows your thoughts. . . and He still loves you with an everlasting love!