In Genesis 1:1-2 the Bibles says, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters” (KJV). God’s creation happened in the beginning. This is before light came into being at God’s command. This was before the very first second, minute, hour, day or week.
This period called the “beginning” does not tell us much about heaven, but the Bible clearly reveals that the earth was in disarray. The earth had no shape, contained nothing and was surrounded by darkened. This was before God’s seven day period of creation and rest.
The beginning is a period before time began. We know it was before time began because when God later commanded light to appear that is when the first day began. Now, how long did the period called the beginning last before time began? No one knows except God.
What really happened? Well, we are told that the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Today, the Spirit of God still moves upon people’s hearts before light can ever appear to them. The Spirit of God moves upon the hearts of men before they can experience light. This is how people are wakened to the things of God.
We are told in the gospel of John that in the very period called “the beginning” there was the Word. The Word in that Scripture refers to Jesus Christ who is the son of God. He was in the beginning with God as the Spirit of God was moving upon the face of the waters. In Genesis 1:3 the Bible says, “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light” (KJV). When light appeared that is when time began as we know it. However, that light is significant in the sense that it really refers to life in Christ.
In John 1:4 the Bible declares,”In him was life; and the life was the light of men” (KJV). The Word of God is showing us that the life found in the Lord Jesus Christ is the light of men. If we let him manifest his life through us we become visible as light because that life is the light of men. However, we must experience this light in our hearts before it can shine before all men.
We do not have to fix our lives before we can be accepted by God and have this life. God accepts us despite having feelings of guilt in our hearts. The Spirit of God moves in dark places before the light ever shines in the open. God will always move in the hearts of men before anything significant happens.
Now, God has provided us with what we need for salvation so that we can embrace and appreciate the light of life. It is Jesus who lightens every man in this world and through that light we boldly approach the throne of grace and find the mercy we need.