I get no further than the first ten words before I must stop and ponder the richness and profoundness of God’s story.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
The Bible begins with this sentence, revealing to readers that outside of everything we know, there is God. Before anything that we have known came into being, God existed. There is no debate or persuasion made for His existence. Scripture simply starts with the understanding that He was before we were.
Every tangible thing that we recognize is finite, but God is infinite. Everything we know can be measured in some way. God is immeasurable.
He is the uncreated Creator. He is the Author of beginnings. He is the self-existent One. He is sovereign. And Scripture is His story. His story!
The opening chapters of Genesis unveil the beginning of earth, heaven, days, nights, a week as we know it, life, mankind, marriage, sin, sacrifice, and redemption.
We get a glimpse of God as Sustainer of His creations.
And we find endings. We see death…the death of innocence, death of freedom, death of perfect unity and death following life.
Yes, God created beginnings that will have endings and He holds all authority over those endings.
God lives outside His created boundaries of time and space, the boundaries to which we must submit. Mind boggling, isn’t it? He created time. He created the limitation we call space. He created it all. And we cannot even imagine life without our established boundaries.
I can only conclude that God is bigger than we can fathom, all powerful, and completely sovereign, totally worthy of praise and worship!
Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from eternity to eternity, you are God. Psalm 90:2
Question to ponder:
How are my thoughts of God too small? How do I limit Him?