The First Light of Beginnings

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” 

I was reading online this morning at Bible Gateway and I am beginning, with a local church –  an online bible study, starting at the ‘beginning’ – and as I read the words – the beginning, I thought about all of our beginnings in life. (These are only a few of the ones that have come to mind today…before coffee). 🙂

The …beginning of life

The… beginning to walk and talk

The… beginning to read and write

The… beginning to dress ourselves, tie our shoes

The… beginning of school

The… beginning of love – first loves

The… beginning of loss – our first love lost

The…beginning of loss of a parent or other family members

The… beginning of work

The… beginning of a bible study

The… beginning of a new year

The… beginning of treatment care

The… beginning of or journey of faith

The… beginning of the end of life here on earth – to our new beginning of eternal life…and so many more beginnings before….

….then I wondered… what was before the beginning as it was “at the beginning”. Was it “formless and empty”? Was there darkness over the surface? What was it ‘like’ at each of our beginnings? (How would you describe it?)

As we travel through the New Year and new journeys and new experiences – and reflect back on them – what was it like at each beginning and how is it now? When did you see the light? What took place or was transformed in the light?

It reminds me of watching an early sunrise – the dark, then the beginning at dusk and watching the sunlight appear through the trees or on the horizon, the first glimmer…the colors….the shadows, as light transforms….

God was there in the beginning – He added the light. He illuminates ….He is always present.

At every beginning, when sometimes there is an uneasiness – because of the unknown, the dark, remember – God in His time and His great wisdom – will always illuminate what He intends for you to see!

May you have peaceful beginnings today and into tomorrow and may you feel His presence and His illumination …..

SG

 

Reference:

Genesis 1:1 New International Version (NIV)/The Beginning

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