Hello, My Name is ... God | Genesis 1:1
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
It all started for us in Genesis 1:1 when God spoke the world into existence. Just imagine! He spoke the world into existence. “Let there be light” and boom…! Light sliced through the darkness. “Created” is a word exclusively used for God. Man can design, build and form—but there is only One who creates. And one thing about God’s creation…he didn’t gather up spare eternal particles to use as building blocks. He created ex nihilo—“out of nothing.”
God reveals himself to us throughout Scripture, but here, right out of the chute, we are introduced to “Elohim” – the all-powerful almighty God. And from this passage, we learn some things about God that are confirmed all the way to the last verse in Revelation 22:21.
I don’t know what you are going through today. No doubt, the pain that some of you are feeling is deep. The dread of your tomorrow is real. The fear of the future hangs over your head. But today God wants to remind you that his name is Elohim. He is the almighty, all-powerful God. You can trust him. Really, you can trust him.
Father, sometimes we need your strength to ask for and receive your strength. Someone reading this needs to be reminded that you are Elohim—the all-powerful, almighty God. Drive that truth into faltering hearts today. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.