First Things

Re: Verse reading–Genesis 1:1-13 (day six)

We can’t help but marvel at origin stories; we are just fascinated by them. Even every child delights in hearing mom and dad tell of their earliest days when they were born, or how they met for the first time. Perhaps it is because we all know our own origins shape who we are and profoundly affect where we are going. Origins are not just amusing, they are a need; we must know.

That is the aim of Genesis 1 and 2. God is fulfilling a desperate need by revealing the origin of all creation. This beautiful cosmic revelation gives us purpose and meaning by providing the truest perspective, that we cannot really know our truest self without seeing Him first if all.