‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.’—Genesis 1:1
As we approach a new year, it’s common for all of us to think of new beginnings. Genesis Chapter 1 says, “In the beginning, God…” There’s no better to place to start than in the beginning, because only God was there, and only God is the beginning.
This verse that opens the pages of the entire Bible continues, “In the beginning, God created…” There’s nothing in this world, people or things, that God did not create—Heaven and Earth, sun and moon, human life itself, and above all, salvation and new life with Christ. They’re all created by Him and for Him.
As we enter a new year, let’s look around and be reminded that all we see, touch and feel was created by God alone—in the beginning. And if all creation sings His praise, shouldn’t we praise Him too, and thank Him that He is the God of new beginnings?
The Apostle John opened his book in a similar fashion to Genesis, when he wrote: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Both God and the Word were in the beginning, because “the Word was with God because the Word was God!”
Like John, let’s start this year understanding that Jesus Christ is the WORD—all God, all man. He is the Creator, the Redeemer, the Judge, the King of Kings. He’s the beginning and the end. He made us. He loves us. He died for us that we might live. But He is also just, and one day soon, He’ll return and judge the world. This may be the most important question you ask yourself in 2020: Will you meet Him as Savior or Judge?
These opening verses of Genesis and John also remind us of the awesome nature of Jesus Christ. Likewise, in Revelation 22:15, the Bible reveals that Jesus is not only Alpha but Omega. He’s not just the First, He’s the Last! The words “Alpha” and “Omega” stress the sovereignty of God, while “First” and “Last” emphasize that Jesus is the cause and goal of all history. What God started, He will finish.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Sam Rohrer