We live in a vast universe. Is there an end to what is out there? Or does everything keep going? Our human minds have difficulty comprehending a dead end. If we could travel to the end of our universe, we would wonder what might be outside it. If heaven were outside this universe, we would question what is outside of that! Our minds cannot fathom an end to all space. The same could be said about time. Our minds cannot fathom the end of all time.
If our minds cannot fathom the end of all space and time, how might it comprehend the beginning of space and time? Our minds can comprehend a beginning to our own life. We observe things coming into existence, like houses and cars. We can comprehend the beginning of space and time for individual things. But we cannot comprehend nothingness of all things, animate and inanimate.
As a result of this, speculations in the name of science have been made as to how everything got started. Observations are made, certain things are assumed, and conclusions are drawn. Theories are proposed that cannot be proven, yet are deemed scientific. Scientists know that they are missing essential information. And so, they continue to search for that information.
Good news! An eyewitness to the beginning of all things exists. That eyewitness is called the Word. In the beginning when there was nothing, the Word existed. He always existed. Unlike us, He has no beginning. He brought everything into being. This is essential information that scientists are missing!
Read the following words from The Poetic Scriptures of John and compare it to John 1:1-3 in your favorite Bible translation.
In the beginning was the Word.
The Word was always around.
Prior to anyone or thing,
In God’s presence He was found.
Now this Word was not created.*
He was with God from the start,
For as God the Word existed,
Always with God, not apart.
Through the Word came all creation,
Everyone and everything.
Nothing was made apart from Him.
By Him all came into being.
So, now we have a choice. Are we going to believe this eyewitness or not? Is He trustworthy? The gospel of John reveals this eyewitness as interacting with humanity and proving Himself as the only one who is worthy of our complete and unconditional trust. I challenge you to read the rest of the gospel of John with this in mind.