By Milly Smart
“In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1
God is the beginning, there is nothing before Him, outside of Him, or beyond Him. He is the source of all life. He created everything we see, and everything we can’t see. God is the Powerful Creator, the Mighty and Strong One; He calls things into being by speaking a single word.
Elohim is the first written name of God in the Bible. This name is used over 2,500 times in the Hebrew text, and is used to demonstrate God’s creative power and omnipotence. The word itself has three components ‘El’ (God), ‘oh’ (exists) and ‘im’ (which signifies a plural).
God has ultimate power, over everything that ever was, is or ever will be. Whatever you are facing today, whatever giants, mountains, deserts or trials are in your path, know that Elohim is stood with you, fighting for you. Invite Him in, He is already there, working for your good, and for His glory, in all his majestic power. He sustains all life, He holds the world, the seasons and the stars. He is bigger than our human minds could ever comprehend, and He knows the intricacies of your soul and is present in the microbiology of your body. The Bible says that we are His masterpiece; the very pinnacle of His creation and the apple of His eye. When we look with awe at the sky at dawn, a mountain panorama or the sparkling sunlit snow, we can remember our position as chosen children of Elohim, the all-powerful Creator.
“We are the focus of His love, and He delights over us with singing.”
And what about the third part of His name, the ‘-im’ suffix, that alludes to a plural form? Before anything else was created, God was in relationship. Elohim is a relational God. John’s gospel tells us: ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.’ Jesus is the Word made flesh, God’s only Son. In Genesis the Spirit hovered over the waters. Elohim is one God, the only God, and yet He is the Trinity.
Meditate today on the truth the the Creator of the universe chooses to be your friend. Rest in the knowledge that you can enjoy a rich and satisfying life, in relationship with Him.
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