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In the Beginning - Thursday's Dose - 20th December 2012

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Thursday's Dose - 20th December 2012

In the Beginning

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.- Genesis 1:1 (KJV)

One of my earliest memories is the day my mother brought my sister home from the hospital. Dad came across the dark blue linoleum kitchen floor first and told my brothers and me to stand back because Mom was coming through with our delicate new sister. We pleaded for a good look at the baby, and Mom finally stopped at the nursery door to show her off. She had not yet even taken off her coat. The snow had not yet melted from her shoulders. Yet, Dad, Grandma, Mom, my two brothers, and I were together cooing at this tiny new person.

I was two years and three months old. That was the day my world began, the beginning of life for me. In the beginning, before my mother brought home my sister, my world had no meaning. It was blank, void of memory, of experience. Suddenly, I had a sister, and I was excited, my brothers were excited, and our parents were excited. Life began.

Reason tells me I existed before that day. I just don't remember. As I grew older, I learned that my parents existed long before that, had a beginning long before mine, and their parents had a beginning long before them. I have since watched the children in my family experience their beginnings. Everybody has one.

Everybody, that is, but God. God has no beginning.

But God was in the beginning, just like my parents and older brothers were in my beginning. The wind—or spirit—of God swept over the face of the deep. God himself was not inside the deep. God is apart from his creations, like parents are apart from their children. Yet, like parents, he is intimately involved. He longs for us to be as intimately involved in him as he is in us.

He provides this choice. He is the Father before all fathers, always available to us, and we are his children.

Prayer : Our Loving Father in heaven, you are patient. I often go off on my own to "do it myself" while you wait for me to call for your help. I am like a small child. I often don't realize I lack your perfection. Yet, I always do better with your help. Thank you for being so easy to turn to. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Thursday and God Bless you.
courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team

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