"In the beginning God . . . " (Genesis 1:1)
I didn't get far in my Bible reading the other day. I didn't get past these four words that begin Genesis 1. The first four words in Scripture.
Four simple words that convey an incredible truth.
God was there from the beginning . . .
. . . from the beginning of creation.
. . . from the beginning of my life.
. . . from the beginning of your life.
That may not seem like anything big, or anything new. But it's something important.
"In the beginning God . . ."
If God was there from the beginning, then He knows it all. He has seen it all. There is nothing hidden from Him. (Scripture tells us this elsewhere. See Hebrews 4:13.)
God has been there from the beginning of my life - from the beginning of your life.
God has been there from the beginning of anything that has happened or will happen.
That means everything is about God. Because everything comes from Him. He is the Source of everything we need.