Scriptural Readings: Genesis 1:1; John 1:3; I John 2:1-2,
In the beginning [God] (created the heaven and the earth).
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 any thing made that was made).
I would say most Christians know these verses. The first verse is Genesis 1:1, while the second verse is from John 1:3
One question I think that we should ask ourselves is what is the significance of having things created in the beginning? Why did God create these things including us? He has a purpose of course and a lot of them I guess. Right?
If God created us in His own image that means our lives are precious to Him. We humans are so precious to Him. Right? It is from the beginning or it is right there from the start that because of His exceeding love that we came into being. No exceptions!
v.1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
Yes, we were cut off from what is perfect. His perfect love for us! It would have been a perfect start from the beginning and a perfect ending for us but we interrupted it. It was also right there from the start and from the beginning that He already made a way that we can go back to Him.
v.2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for [the sins of] the whole world.
Yes, it was right there from the start, from the beginning that we are destined to live in harmony with God. And it is not yet late. God Through His son Jesus Christ sees us as co heir. We do not have to wonder far from where we are now or what we have been through and what has become of us now.
(New International Version)
v.24 As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father.
v.25 And this is what He promised us—eternal life.
God always gives us a fresh start. It is always in the beginning that God tells us to be very careful. We should see to it that we should be having a good start and we will definitely end up with what God expects from us and be rewarded, a promise right from the start…from the beginning—an eternal life.
Father God, we are so much thankful for your exceeding love for us. We can never be right in your sight but you did something for us to be right again. Thank you for giving us your Son Jesus so we can reach out to you. We need your grace and blessings. These things can never happen apart from your Son Jesus our Lord and Savior. Help us to always remember that you have loved us first, right there from the start… from the beginning. In Jesus precious name we pray. Amen.