I don’t remember my beginning and I’m not sure any person could honestly say they do.
In fact, my earliest memories are probably around the time when I was four or five years old. I can remember the first day of Kindergarten and meeting several friends I still have today. But even though I cannot remember my actual beginning, I still had one.
There were others present at that event. Of course, my mother was there at my birth and my father too, but we all know that was not my beginning. Even when we think further back to the moment of conception, the moment I was created, there had to have been a creator.
I would not exist if it weren’t for my mother and father.
And it is the same with the beginning of the world.
There had to have been a beginning.
There had to have been a moment where the creator, who already existed, brought forth life.
In Genesis 1:1 it says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
Here are 3 things we can take from Genesis 1:1:
1. All things created have a creator.
Just as I was created, cars were created, chairs were created, paintings were created… Our world was also created. And in the first line of Scripture in the Bible, it defines who the Creator is.
He is God.
People throughout centuries have tried to explain how our earth was created, how the solar system came into existence, how life was formed. But every explanation, every theory, every hypothesis apart from God being the creator, does not stand.
“You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you,” (Nehemiah 9:6).
2. God has always existed.
Genesis 1:1 does not say God was created. In fact, He has existed beyond the realm of time. It’s mind blowing when you think about it.
He never came into existence and will never cease to exist.
Revelation 1:8 says Jesus is the Alpha, which means the beginning, and the Omega, meaning the end. He is the prologue and epilogue.
“Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God,” (Psalm 90:2).
3. There is purpose in His creation.
When you set out to create something, you have a purpose in doing so.
For example, if I wanted a table, I would build it for a meaningful purpose – for family to gather to eat or do homework or to put a puzzle together. The heavens and the earth were created to have a purpose too.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands,” (Psalm 19:1).
And this… this is only the beginning.
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