In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 [NLT]
In the beginning God… Genesis 1:1a
Ancestry.com has grown in popularity and there are people who have spent years constructing their personal genealogy. I’ve shared meals with people who love to talk about their discoveries. Their face is alive and their voice is animated as they tell from whom, and from where, their family emanated. They discover that they are not peculiar and, in fact, are quite like their ancestors.
I met one person who claimed that she traced her family line back to Adam. I didn’t ask how.
If I’m willing to live by faith, I can believe that my beginnings are rooted in someone earlier than Adam. “In the beginning God…”. In the beginning was the Word…”” Before Adam was created out of dust, God was there. The Word, Jesus, was there. The Trinity was the foundation of everything created and not yet created. Behind every genealogy is a Person, not nothingness.
To understand who I am, I must know where I came from and why I was created. I can’t ask a four-hundred-year-old ancestor such questions but I can ask the Word. He’s talking. And He’s answered my deepest questions in the revealed Scriptures; He doesn’t withhold critical information from His creation.
The internet provides access to ancestry.com. The Scriptures do better than that. They provide access to ancestry.God
O Ancient of Days, the Word of all creation, You are the foundation of all life. My history began in the cradle of Your heart. My journey through John is dedicated to You. Amen