Here’s a little something for you to ponder over the weekend!
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Gen. 1:1
Follow me now.
This will blow your mind.
What did God create before He created our beginning?
I see that blank look.
Ok, I’ll tell you.
Or, more accurately, the Aleph, Bet, Gimels.
In order for God to speak the words, “Let there be light,” there had to be a language human beings could understand, speak, and write. We can’t be sure Hebrew was the first language. (Things got scrambled up at the Tower of Babel.) But we can be sure that the ancient 22 letter Hebrew alphabet derived from some form of the original language.
Think about it.
Adam was created with the ability to comprehend God’s words.
“Rule over the fish and birds and creatures.”
“The plants are yours for food.”
“Except that one tree.”
Adam was created with the ability to use his language to name the creatures.
Adam was created with the ability to write down a historical record.
“This is the written account of Adam’s line.” Gen. 5:1
Adam was formed from the dust of the ground,
fashioned by the hand of God,
and filled with the breath of life.
Adam came with words.
According to Rabbinic tradition, the letters of the Hebrew alphabet were considered to be the “primordial building blocks of all creation”. One teacher went so far as to say that “if the letters were to depart even for an instant, all of creation would become absolute nothingness.” (Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, 1745-1812)
So, take away the ABCs, and we’ve got nothing.
Is your mind blown?
“In the beginning was the Word.”
We truly are “created in His own image” Genesis 1:27
Your love of words and language is showing!!
Neat thoughts on this and I laughed at the yellow bellied sapsucker as we just spotted the pair on our tree the other day. The male was feeding the female. Al remembers the first time he heard about the bird. It was with Eunice by Cherokee Marsh when he was very young. Happy Easter to you and yours! Linda
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