Was the beginning mentioned in Genesis 1:1 just any old beginning?
Was it the beginning of God, perhaps? No!
Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, my Holy One? Habakkuk 1:12a
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. Psalm 90:2
God inhabiteth eternity according to Isaiah 57:15. He also liveth forever and ever according to Revelation 4:10. His years shall have no end Psalm 102:27. (also see Romans 16:26)
So God didn't just 'show up' for the first time at 'the beginning'. He not only has always lived, He will always live! Glory!
Better yet, He didn't wind up the universe and then take a nap:
Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? Isaiah 40:28a
And even better than that, if you accept Him as God (and allow His love to help you fix what's not working in your life), He promises to take care of you:
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. Deuteronomy 33:27a
But what about that first beginning? Again, was it just any old beginning?
No, there is a huge lesson for us in THE BEGINNING.
No one said it better than the psalmist:
1 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
He is the beginning.
He is the end.
He is the beginning and end of all praise.
May we praise Him in all that we do!
Glory be to God.