In the beginning God…
Not in the beginning man, or in the beginning we, but “In the beginning God.” In this culture we have forgotten about God. We have forgotten out purpose, our duty, and our ways. We have forgotten that God is the sole creator of everything we see, hear, feel, and taste. We have forgotten that He is the all-knowing and all-powerful glorious God seated at the throne. We have lost our way, and must go back to the basics of who for and why we were created. We are God’s children, and we were made from the Image of God. By being made in the image of God, life then makes sense. Life is not about money, careers, or presents. Life is about loving God.
He is the one who gave us the gift of life. Not just life living and breathing, but life after our bodies die. He gave us Jesus. He gave us Jesus, knowing that we would never be pure enough or good enough to be in His kingdom. He knew we needed a savior and ultimate sacrifice so that we could be with Him. He loved us enough to sacrifice His own son.
Our world today is teaching us that it is all about you. The world screams, “ It is all about your happiness, your wants, and your needs!!!” However, the bible says differently. We are merely an addition. We are not the main part. God is.
Apollo 8 crewmembers wanted to bring the bible with them on the space ship, but instead decided to write the first 10 verses on Genesis on the log. So on a message back to Earth on December 24th, 1968 they read this to the people of Earth.
William Anders, saying, “For all the people on earth, the crew of Apollo 8 has a message we would like to send you.”
He then recited: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.”
Jim Lovell then took over, continuing: “And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.”
Finally, Commander Frank Borman read: “And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.”