The first sentence of the first book of the Holy Scripture reveals the origins of the universe, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).
Moses penned these words as the Spirit of God –the same spirit that “moved upon the face of the waters”—directed his attention to the day God created life on planet Earth. He faithfully recorded what the Holy Spirit told Him about the six days of creation, and he must have been in awe of the power of God who is the source of time, space, energy, and matter. Through Moses we learn that God designed the universe in intricate detail and wrote the laws of physics, chemistry, and biology that make life possible on our planet.
Over fifteen-hundred years after Moses, the Apostle John identifies Jesus Christ as the creator of all life : “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men” (John 1:1-3).
The Apostle Paul knew Jesus as creator and proclaimed, “And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 3:9). He also states in his letter to the Colossians: “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him” (Colossians 1:15).
The author of the Epistle to the Hebrews claims that Jesus created all things, “God who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, who he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds” (Hebrews 1:1-2).
The first sentence of the Bible could easily read, “In the beginning Jesus created the heaven and earth.” The savior was not only present at creation, but He created all things that exist. It is even more amazing to consider the hands that fashioned Adam from the dust of the ground would one day be nailed to the wooden cross of Calvary for our sins. The Spirit of God who hovered over the waters during creation now hovers over our spiritual waters of darkness and void. Jesus Christ–The one who created the energy of light–is now the light that brings new life into the world:
“That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” ~ John 1: 9-12