From The Beginning To The End

Growing up as a believer I always heard that God is with me and would never forsake me, but for a large portion of my life, I could not feel Him. I questioned if God was really with me and if He was then why did He feel so distant. I knew that God was very much involved in the lives of the people we read about in the Bible but it seemed to me that after Jesus was taken up into heaven, God’s involvement in the lives of the believers dwindled. If you search the Bible for answers to this question you will quickly find that this is the furthest thing from the truth. Ever since the beginning of time, through Jesus’ time on earth and even now in the twenty-first century, God is present and in control if we allow Him to be.

From the very first sentence in the Bible, we are introduced not only to God but also to His power. Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” In that verse, we can see that God has great power, enough power to call the whole world into existence. We also are given a reference point to where it all started for the human race and when our relationship with God started. We are introduced to the fact that God existed before humans and establish both heaven and earth with His voice alone. It is important to know that even though God was at the beginning that is not where He stayed. Throughout the rest of the Bible, we see God’s hand in everything and even a few select people were able to see Him face to face. In the new testament, we are introduced to the second part of the Trinity, Jesus Christ, who was born of the Virgin Mary and became man. He walked the earth and was fully man and fully God for thirty-three years. During that time He had a personal relationship with the disciples as well as many other believers, skeptics, and sinners. When Jesus left us to return to His rightful place in heaven He left us with a helper, the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit lives in us today and guides us on how to live a pure life.

I share all of this to illustrate the point that since the beginning of time God was an