In the Beginning – My Daily Bread!
Our call to hold on to our faith is taken from Genesis 1: 1, NIV, which reads:
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
There is something about beginnings that stirs the child in us. The beginning of a long deserved vacation, the beginning of your freshman year in college, the birth of your first child, the opening act of a play you have longed to see, the start of a friendship, the start of a new career opportunity, the birth of your first grandchild, All irreplaceable starts to something special!
It’s funny but no two beginnings of anything are ever the same. When we were kids, my 10-year-old sister’s version of our first 2-day, 1,200 mile road trip from Buffalo, NY to Eatonville, Florida by our maternal Grandfather, rolling around in the back of a hot 1963 Chevrolet Impala was quite different from my 8-year-old version. But nonetheless it began a journey that has forever sentenced my family to the traditional road trip, forever in search of that blue ribbon sky; something my dear sister abhors!
In these first words of the Bible we see God in the process of creating, actively displaying His sovereignty over the universe and His unfailing love for all who call on His name. We see the very character of God revealed, in all the splendor of His holiness and the majesty of His love! Saints we see a grace so precious, one that invites us to begin our own personal journey to and with God through His Son. “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched – this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared, we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ.” (1John 1: 1-3, NIV)
We hold on to beginnings because they anchor our hearts and give meaning to our future experiences. That is why my heart is captivated each time my personal studies takes me to the beginning of the Word! Oh, to meet God at the height of His significance to man, the creation of the heavens and earth, the beginning of life on earth, the beginning of sin, and God’s foretold restoration plan. Here we meet the beautiful Elohim, the Hebrew name for God as Creator and Judge of the universe. El Shaddai, our God Almighty! “In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.” (John 1: 3, NIV) We all have a choice to make, I pray you choose God, the Creator of heaven and earth, begin that journey and experience the wonders of eternity!
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