“In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth.”
Written by: Jimmy Leaf
This one verse is an amazing description of God! First, it tells us God was present prior to the beginning of time. Second, it tells us that God has created all things, including you.
The fact that God was present prior to the beginning of time is a crucial idea to understand. Our God is not limited to the constraints of time because He created it. Instead, He transcends time. God had no beginning and He has no end. He is eternal, everlasting, and never changing. God is the only being who was not caused by something else. According to Jude 25, His power, glory, love, and righteousness are all self-sustained.
If according to physics matter cannot be naturally created nor destroyed, it can only be assumed a supernatural event took place. The Bible establishes this super-natural event through God’s creation. He painted the universe as a mural of His perfection and love! Although He spoke the universe into being, He gave special attention to His prized creation: us. His eternal love for us was so great that He breathed life into us. And man opened his eyes for the first time in the very presence of God (Genesis 2:7). The book of Jeremiah says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.” (Jeremiah 31:3)
God, the creator of all things, the eternal and never-changing God, loves you and has loved you since before time was created. He knit you in your mother’s womb with a purpose and a plan for your life. His desire for you is to love God and love people!
Thought of the day: In a perfect combination of God’s love and desire to create, we were formed in His image (Acts 17:28). Even the world itself is a good gift from a gracious God!
Prayer: Thank You God for loving me before time began! Thank You for guiding my life. I pray for You to give me the strength, wisdom, and encouragement to seek You constantly. Amen.