“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)
This is the first verse of the Bible. Before there were people, animals, water, and light, there was God. Knowing this gives me peace when I feel like the world is spinning out of control. He is the glue that holds everything together. We are made in His image. As the disciple John so eloquently reminds us in John 1:1-5,
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
God is our light, our first breath, our blood that runs through our veins. He will not abandon His creation.
2. His Record with Others
From the very beginning we see how God has a record of being with His people. He instructed Adam and Eve, tested the faith of Abraham, and later told Jacob that a nation and a community of nations would come from him.
By witnessing God’s faithfulness to others, we can be assured that the same God will be faithful to us.
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