In the beginning

The very first verse in the Bible, Genesis 1:1 is full of beauty. In just the first four words we find the subject, the authority, the direction, and the cause of all things.

Genesis:1:1: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

“In the beginning God”. Many great sermons could be derived from just these four words. In these words we have the starting point of history, which is really His story. Just beyond these four words we find God as the Creator. He first created Heaven, the place of His throne, His realm, putting Himself above all else that would ever be. Following closely, He created the earth. This sets the order of all things, and we should always understand our place as the created, submitting ourselves always to Him.

As simple as this verse seems at first reading, we find a greater understanding with its New Testament counterpart.

John:1:1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The similarity of these verses should never be overlooked and give us a more complete picture. Here we find the Word. The Word was with God and the Word was God. What else do we know about the Word? The Word became flesh and dwelt with man. The Word gave Himself, that we could be saved.

Today, we still have the Word. We have the Word in the Bible, and we have the Word as the Holy Spirit, still dwelling with man. We have His Word, that whosoever believeth on Him shall not perish but will have everlasting life. He bids all who thirst, come and drink freely the water of life. The One who created all things is still seeking those who are lost. Let me encourage you to seek the Word, the Creator, Jesus Christ. See His beauty, accept Him as your Savior, know a love greater than man can fully comprehend, and become a part of His story.


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