“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.


Then God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. Then he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light ‘day’ and the darkness ‘night.’ And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.


Then God said, ‘Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth.’ And that is what happened. God made this space to separate the waters of the earth from the waters of the heavens. God called the space ‘sky.’ And evening passed and morning came, marking the second day.” Genesis 1:1-8 (ESV)




Every story has a beginning. Before the world even existed, God had it in His heart to create. He saw opportunity after opportunity to start something beautiful. When He created light, it says in Genesis that it was good. Even though He, in His foreknowledge, knew the challenges that would come and that people would reject Him, it didn’t stop Him from starting. Day after day God created until He reached day 6 and saw that all of creation was very good. As God saw creation stretched out before Him, there was a quality to His work that deserved recognition. Even more, we see that God is the author of new beginnings.


At different points in our lives, we face new beginnings, as well. Maybe you are approaching a season of transition in your life, and you are facing a new ministry opportunity, impending marriage, going to college, starting a new business, or even retiring. Life is full of different seasons in our families and careers. When one season ends, we can have many questions. You might be asking how you will be able to take that new job thousands of miles from your family. You might be wondering how you will survive with your last child to leave home. In these instances, the end of one season presents you with a new opportunity. Can there be good things that come from new beginnings? The answer is first found in where our heart is aligned. Before you start embarking on a new season, make sure that your heart is aligned with God. He is the author of new beginnings. Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, we can have a fresh start to face all the different seasons of life. It all starts in Him. Colossians 1:16-17 (ESV) says, “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” When we find our beginning in Jesus, it changes the ending. He creates something new in us when we give our hearts to Him. If you are facing a new beginning, remember that God is the author of new beginnings, and He can bring good into new places.


“Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

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