“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. ” (Genesis 1:1-2, NIV 1984).
“He [Jesus] was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” (John 1:2-3, NIV 1984).
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:15–17, NIV 1984).
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.” (John 1:14, 10–11, NIV 1984).
“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.” (1 John 1:1, NIV 1984).
My Musings – In the beginning, before any had come into being, God was already there. He had always been there, because He had no beginning. In the beginning, before any had come into being, Jesus was already there. He had always been there, because He was before all things. He was before all things because He is God (John 1:1). In the beginning, the Spirit was already there, hovering over the things created.
They created all things. Without them, nothing that was made. There was no uncaused cosmic big bang from which time, space and matter inexpicably came into existence. There was no mysterious or coincidental mingling of all the right enzymes, proteins, etc. in the primordial ooze from which the spark of life began. There was no process of natural selection by which the first spark of life evolved into man. “The LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” (Genesis 2:7, NIV 1984).
In them, all things hold together. All things came into being by them and are sustained by them. Without their sustaining power, what came to be, would cease be. And without their regenerating power, the curse of the fall would doom all creation. That is why Jesus became flesh to dwell among us. Yet the world did not recognize or receive their Creator and put Him to death.
My Advice – Is good news! “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.” (John 1:12–13, NIV 1984). This we proclaim. It is yours for the receiving. Be “born of God.” He created you. He can create you anew. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:17, NIV 1984). To be “in Christ” is to be “born of God,” to be born again, to become a “new creation.” Otherwise, “dust you are and to dust you will return,” (Genesis 3:19, NIV 1984), “just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.” (Hebrews 9:27, NIV 1984). Do not face that judgment without becoming “a new creation.“
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