In the beginning
Are we just spinning on a ball of lava, in a chaotic universe, all alone, rotating around a star? Some would like us to believe that we are. They would tell us that the universe has no design and no purpose. That ultimately, there is no good and there is no evil. Does that belief really coincide with how we live our lives? If it is, then why am I offended or hurt when I am wronged? If there is no purpose, then why do I feel like my contributions and my life matter? The questions can go on and on, but in all actuality, it is a very confusing and depressing thought. Scientist, even if they don’t believe in God, when pushed hard enough on the scientific proof, will conclude that the laws and constants of nature are so “finely-tuned”, that it appears that the universe must have come into existence through intentional planning and intelligence. What do you believe?
I believe that all of the confusion is suppressed and answered by this one sentence, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth”. This ultimately gives me the peace of mind that I can rest easy knowing that my God has everything under control. He upholds everything by the power of His word. Not only that, God tells me that I am made in His image, fearfully and wonderfully made. He reconciled us to himself and that shows me that my purpose is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
I further believe that if God created all things, then He rules all things and therefore, He must know what is best for us. I recognize that that submission to a Holy God is not what we are inclined to do. We like rebellion, it’s in our nature. But once you see God’s love and His beauty, then you will appreciate His gift to us and your submission to Him will come easy. All in all, you have every right to keep your faith in a world where there is no purpose, no meaning, and no ultimate justice. However, my faith will reside in the God who has proven himself in history. The God of the Bible, who lets me know that my existence and this world have meaning. Why, because He created it all, in the beginning.