When I was in elementary school, every fall my history book started with Christopher Columbus discovering America. I thought the world began in 1492. Being a good Methodist Sunday school girl, I knew Jesus walked the earth sometime before that. Like maybe 1482. So….not in America. Needless to say, my concept of time was a bit skewed when I was in 3rd grade.
Years later, when teaching history to my own children, I was shocked to find that the timeline we put up on our wall measured several feet from 1492 to present. But the years prior to 1492 wrapped around our whole house. Time has been around a long time.
But long before God said, “Let there be light,” there was an eternity stretching out across the formless surface of the deep. God was there before the beginning began.
January is a good time to think about beginnings. A new year, a new journal, a new budget book, a new list of goals. New possibilities, new opportunities, new challenges.
Shall we begin?