Of Creation

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

What is this?

I believe that God has made me and all creatures; that He has given me my body and soul, eyes, ears, and all my limbs, my reason and all my senses, and still looks after them. He also gives me clothing and shoes, food and drink, house and home, wife and children, land, animals, and everything I own. He richly and daily supplies me with everything I need to support this body and life. He shields me from all danger, and guards and protects me from all evil. All this He does out of pure fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without any merit or worthiness in me. For all this I owe it to thank and praise, serve and obey Him. This is most certainly true.

For full text of Luther’s Small Catechism: http://thesmallcatechism.org/