In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. All things were created through Him, and apart from Him not one thing was created that has been created. Life was in Him, and that life was the light of men. That light shines in the darkness, yet the darkness did not overcome it. (John 1:1-5 HCSB)
Wow, so it is best to go back to that beginning to find out about life!
With all respect to the history value of the old testament, don’t live too much with the conclusions of those wonderful hero’s but realize that it was only an expression of God’s effort to, despite the disobedience of mankind, get back on track by sending the Word from the beginning back on earth and restore the beauty of God and me!
In the beginning was God’s presence!
In the beginning there was unity!
In the beginning they were One!
In the beginning all was good!
In the beginning the lamb was playing with the lion!
Between that disaster and the cross, not so much to copy or to aim for!
How much you want to explain, the history, the temple, the desert, the promised land and more… it was nothing like “the beginning”, the only moment God ever said: It is good!
Just needed this little thought this morning, when everything seems to be so complex!