Let me start off by saying that a personal goal of mine is to read the entire Bible cover-to-cover by the end of 2019. I started doing this “challenge” in October 2018, and I’d like to complete it this year. I have done a lot of Bible studies at church and on YouVersion, (which is a great Bible app by the way, you can check it out here) but I’ve never really read multiple chapters at a time. So I sat down and started all the way at the beginning: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” – Genesis 1:1.
I don’t know if we realize just how amazing this verse is. It’s possibly one of the most underrated verses in the Bible. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Wow. Just let that sink in for a minute. God knew from the beginning of time the events that would play out on His creation, and he decided to put His plan into motion. All he had to do was speak, and His will was done. I mean, how awesome is that? In just a few words, He created light, sky, sea, land, plants, the sun, moon, stars, planets, animals, and people. Isn’t that just incredible?
This verse also recognizes that God created the heavens, too. He created heaven knowing that it would be an eternal home for those who obeyed him on earth. He knew from the beginning of time the name of every. single. person. who would enter His kingdom. Again, isn’t that just incredible?
The main reason I began writing this post is because of something my Mom taught me several years ago, and that we’re using for science this year. Scientists have said that there are 5 fundamental elements of existence – time, force, action, space, and matter. Something cannot exist without these elements. And guess what? Every single one of these elements is mentioned in the very first verse of the Bible. Let me show you:
Time: “In the beginning”
Space: “the heavens”
Matter: “and the earth.”
Wow. For the third time, isn’t that just incredible? God knew that’s what the earth was going to need to exist, and He made sure that all 5 elements were included in the opening sentence of the Bible. Pretty amazing, huh?
Well anyway, I hope you enjoyed that cool little fact! Great food for thought, right?
What did you think of this post? Would you like to see more of these types of faith-based posts in the future? What are your thoughts on Genesis 1:1? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!
Have a great week everyone!
– Meredith :)