The word Genesis in Hebrew means “beginning” and so, it is “the book of the beginnings.” It has started a cascade of death, redemption, and glorious life. In Genesis we find the foundation of the life forms within the universe, the beginning of man, and the beginning of sin and death.
When Genesis proclaims, “In the beginning God” we recognize that the whole universe is not here by accident, but rather it was formed perfectly, and intelligently by the hand of our Creator. The conditions by which life needs to exist and sustain is a direct product of God, and is visible everywhere. Genesis may not have been written in a historical narrative, but the evidence for it is found everywhere, as Job 12: 7-10 reveals:
“Ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.”
Job is not saying that we should literally talk to the animals and to the earth. Rather, we observe how creation falls into place like an intricate puzzle piece. Meditating at this allows us to marvel and wonder at God’s hand at work. We thank God for who HE is. The creator of new beginnings. GENESIS.