A few thoughts on the first passage of the New Year in my Bible reading (using the Necessary Food Bible Reading Plan)…
Pretty hard to beat Genesis 1:1-2:3 as a “beginning” … “IN THE BEGINNING GOD…” He is the beginning of all beginnings… The beginning of all that is… The “new beginning” of my “eternal life” – a “new birth” … and the “new beginning” for so many others down through the centuries!
His “creative word” is powerful! His “LET THERE BE…became…AND IT WAS SO! When He speaks things change – things come into existance! All things are possible – the “impossible” evaporates at His creative word – the miraculous for us becomes the normal for Him! If we can believe, all things become possible (“Nothing will be impossible with God!” … words that He spoke to Mary regarding the birth of Jesus! Luke 1:37)
And the decree and evaluation of all that God did and does? AND GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD…VERY GOOD! (vss. 4, 10, 12, 18, 21, 25, and 31!)
Out of nothing – everything, out of chaos – order, out of darkness – light, and out of dust – a living, breathing human life! What a mighty God we serve – What a way to start the New Year!