In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
The great thing about the Bible is that the very first words tackle one of the most common questions on the minds of people – today and yesterday. The origin of the world – how it all began. People are always asking – how did the world begin, how did it all start? The commonly held ideas, are that God created the heavens and the earth as per Genesis 1:1 and the other theory is the big bang theory. Personally, I think it takes a lot more faith to believe the big bang theory – but people say it takes faith to believe the Bible. Either way, lt’s be honest, we don’t know for sure. But I love the way the Bible puts it! In the beginning God! The only way in my mind that the world could have started was with God (a being that is bigger than time and creation). If you believe the big bang theory, then how did all the matter get there in the first place? God must have created the matter for the big bang, surely!
It is interesting that God created the heavens and the earth. People are searching for life on other planets, and I reckon they are wasting their time – because God created the earth. Anyway, who cares! The earth was empty. Did you ever notice that before? The earth was formless (maybe it was not even round in the beginning?). It was also empty. It had loads of water – in fact it was just a blob of water all held together by gravity (in my guess).
But God was there in His creation. The Holy Spirit hovered over the waters – he was there watching to see what was next. When you next speak to the Holy Spirit, you should remember He was there at the start. He has been around – so He knows a lot of stuff and He knows you. He is a great gift from God that we need to treasure in our lives.