In Genesis 1:1, we read, “In the beginning, God created…” The first thing that God ever did in our understanding of time was create.
I recently watched “The Farthest: Voyager in Space”, a documentary on Netflix about the expedition of Voyager 1 and Voyager 2. These space probs would end up, slowly and gradually, discovering new and interesting information about Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. It was a journey that began in 1966 and ended in 2012 when Voyager 1 finally left the heliopause — or the location in space where our Sun’s light no longer reaches. It was at that point that humankind officially entered intergalactic space.
After watching this documentary, I read my Bible for a while before going to sleep. I decided to start at the beginning, which again reads, “In the beginning, God created…” That got me thinking about the design of nature and the universe. There always seems to be a center to something. To concepts, galaxies, planets, meetings, social injustice, evil,etc….I began to ask God why everything is positioned the way it is in space. The impression I received from Him was “balance”.
Everything is held together according to the happenings of the objects around it. Gravity, then, is a larger, infinite expression of balance.
God is the reason why everything exists. He is the center of it all. This motivates me to almost reword “In the beginning” without changing what the Bible is actually saying. I believe it moreso is saying, “In the purpose, God created” rather than “In the beginning”. Each galaxy, planet, plan — anything and everything has a center.
I don’t see it as the “beginning”. I see at as the “purpose”, one which has been developing and expanding like the universe, though God has always known how it would unfold.