The book of Genesis opens with the story of creation. God chose to revel himself as a creator first and foremost. In the book of Job a perfect man (Job 1:1) goes through a great conflict. What is the purpose of Jobís misery? He is given a lesson on creation and Godís control of that creation.
As creation is reveled to us in Genesis we see the conflict with modern theories. Some equally modern theologians reject these scriptures in favor of the theories of scientific men. Many think it is of no consequence to label this portion of scripture as a fable. Jesus on the other hand said in John 5:46 & 47 that it was necessary to believe in Moses to believe in him.
Why is the creation story so maligned? Could it be there any important truths reveled to us in these passages? One truth stands out clearly. An understanding of the creation power of God can greatly strengthen the believer. Jesus was there at creation, the very same one we hope in for our salvation. Sometimes we get into situations that look hopelessly without solution, but he created everything out of nothing. Understanding the great creative power he possesses enables us to expect the creation of a solution. A God that is not a creator is naturally less powerful, only able to influence and unable to perform the miraculous.
When you are faced with difficulty remember he who divided light from darkness to create the heavens. Serving him becomes easier we see the great power our Lord wields. It is a power he uses for his people as he has demonstrated throughout the Bible. He has used it from the dawn of creation and knows how to use it now.