As you already know, I’m a passionate “in the beginning” believer.
Not only because reason alone tells us that all of this deliciously designed universe could in no way be the result of chance mutation (unless you close your eyes, cover your ears, and blindly believe of course, then maybe evolution might be a religion you would follow – but not if you are honest) – but because I am a creative.
Creation makes sense to a creative soul.
We get it!
Of course God created.
Of course there is an origin.
Not a big bang of nothing making everything.
A Creator’s marvellous hand shaping every petal. The sound of the wind through the leaves and the swirling snow on the mountain peaks. The deepest ocean floor with it’s other worldly inhabitants and the lush green hills rolling across the landscape. All flowed from His unfathomable heart.
That is good science!
Equal in Awesome
My delight today is to look at one more ‘in the beginning’ verse, equal in awesome to the very first mention in Genesis. This time, John, the disciple whom Jesus loved (John and I have a lot in common, and so do you), begins his rapturous biography of the King with these words:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made.” John 1:1-3
And the next line…
“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.”
The word, “Word”, is layered with rich meaning. It means a ‘living expression’, ‘the message’, or ‘the blueprint’.
This unique expression of life, light and love is the blueprint. The divine design for all mankind.
He made everything. Look around and marvel at the divine fingerprint all around you.
And He lives in you. By His Spirit he has taken up residence in your inner man. You co-habit your body with the Blueprint! He not only has the plans for your future, He is the plan! Every step and every line perfectly prepared, so you too can bring life and light to others.
You are creative because the overflow of the indwelling is inevitable.
Everything in this universe flows through two major forces at work in the universe. Results will flow from either the force of faith, or the force of fear.
Faith and fear steer our lives in whatever direction we set.
When we choose to believe in the indwelling nature of God we release faith into the atmosphere that reaches out to bring into our hand all that is necessary for us to prosper in this life. When we withhold and doubt our ability, and the Father’s generosity, we cower like our parents in the Garden, hidden behind figleaves – forgetting who we really are!
Believing must take you beyond belief in ‘God-out-there’ and carry you to the startling revelation of ‘God-in-me’.