The First Article: CreationI believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker ofheaven and earth.What does this mean? I believe that God has mademe and all creatures; that He has given me my bodyand soul, eyes, ears, and all my members, myreason and all my senses, and still takes care ofthem. He also gives me clothing and shoes, food anddrink, house and home, wife and children, land,animals, and all I have. He richly and daily providesme with all that I need to support this body and life.He defends me against all danger and guards andprotects me from all evil. All this He does only outof fatherly, divine goodness and mercy, without anymerit or worthiness in me. For all this it is my dutyto thank and praise, serve and obey Him.This is most certainly true.