and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the
waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light (Genesis 1:1-3)
Those familiar verses are move than a biblical history lesson. They set the stage for everything we,
as believers, will ever need to know. They give us the first glimpse of God’s purpose and plan for our
lives. Not only do they provide us with the basic facts about who created the universe and how, but
if we study them in the clear light of scriptural truth, they also tell us the “why” behind the Creation.
As Christians we know, of course, that the true God is the God of the Bible. The God in Genesis 1:1
is the One, Eternal, Triune God – The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:3).
But even those titles, though correct, fall short of identifying God. They give us little insight into His
nature and character. They do not tell us who He is. The Bible does, however. It describes Him in
depth and in detail from Genesis to Revelation and, in the end, sums Him up in three breathtaking,
yet simple New Testament words:
“God is love” (I John 4:8)
The Old Testament makes the same declaration. It says God is “full of compassion” (Psalm 78:38, 111:4).
Now, let’s look again at Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
…we could also read the verse this way: In the beginning, Love created heaven and earth.
Or, In the beginning, Compassion created heaven and earth.
We’ve already learned that Compassion made the universe and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to
figure out that if Compassion is behind Creation, then Compassion is the reason for Creation. We
suddenly know not only that God created all things, we know why:
He did it because He needed someone to love.
Kenneth Copeland, The BLESSING of The LORD