“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 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. And God said ……”

Genesis 1:1-3a.

God, who brought the light into the darkness, created all we see. He introduced Adam and Eve into His creation and gave them His image, but they went looking for more. When He had finished creating, He had said it was very good but somehow, they thought it could be better. Adam and Eve had all they needed but wanted more. They could not see that what they had was enough and so they started our journey towards the cross.

Do you remember when you began, when you started to react to the world around you?  Do you remember when you realized people loved you and you loved others and it seemed that you had all you needed?  Do you remember when you started to want more and when life started to go from good to less than well?  Do you remember when things got confusing and promises were broken, and life seemed rushed and fun was something children had? Do you remember life becoming formless and empty?  Did you then wonder why you were even allowed a beginning?

To truly appreciate our beginnings we have to start reading from Genesis 1:1 and stop when we get to Revelation 22:21. However we can jump into the story and read where Paul tell us “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10). We are made for a purpose; God’s purpose. As we draw closer to Easter, be open to the idea that Jesus wants us to be more like the image that we were created to be in the Garden and less like the one our world has created.