In the beginning God created the sky and the earth.
Although it can be challenging for us to go beyond the question “I wonder how we got here?”, it has many benefits to do so.
When you realize that you are in physically and spiritually alive, there are likely to be one of two reactions –
Denial - a desire to suppress the truth.
Or perhaps “Awe” –and a desire to know more
You can either say to God,
“You are what I strive to flee”,
“You are what I strive to be.”
Albert Einstein showed that space and time are interdependent - two parts of a single structure, which we call spacetime. Material objects, or matter require spacetime in order to exist. Every physical object has a location in space and time.
This inter-dependency between space, time and matter can be highlighted within our verse:
In the beginning (refers to TIME) God created the sky or heavens as is usually translated (referring to SPACE) and the earth (referring to MATTER).
Therefore. the author of the book of Genesis is in accord with one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. Biblical truth and Science in harmony because of the logical, orderly way the universe behaves reflecting the One who made it.
The spirals of a shell and also of a galaxy both reflect a predictable mathematical sequence, the Fibonacci series which demonstrates the orderly thinking of the Creator.
Listen now to four key aspects about God to help us understand what He is like.