Why did God make the universe, the earth and sky above?

Scripture gives the answer when it says that “God is Love”.

Before God made the universe He worked out a master plan.

He knew how everything would end before it all began.

He made mankind so He could have an object for His love,

But man was blind and did not see that it came from above.

So God created evil as He had created night,

So man could see the good in Him - In darkness we see light.

He made the “blackboard” very black, with evil, sin, and woe.

He made an adversary to be His cunning foe.

He made the earth to be a “stage” to show the hosts above,

By all of our experiences, His wisdom and His love.

He locks up all in stubbornness to make His mercy clear;

Lets Satan lure all men away so He can draw all near.

He gives His only firstborn Son to die and save us all.

Yet each in his own class we read; we’re blind until our call.

You ask me why God made the earth, the glittering stars above?

The Scriptures give the answer when they say that ‘God is love”.

Ray Prinzing