1 In the abeginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
a Job 38:4–7; Ps. 33:6; 136:5; Isa. 42:5; 45:18; John 1:1–3; Acts 14:15; 17:24; Col. 1:16, 17; Heb. 1:10; 11:3; Rev. 4:11
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Ge 1:1). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.
Time. The only common denominator that makes meaning of life. Without time, life will have beginning, no end, without time, relationship loses its significance. It is precisely because of a beginning and an impending end, relationship is all the more important and much more significant. In the perfect universe where God exists, He is in perfect unity and in constant fellowship within the Triune, and when He conceived the idea of Man, in order to have a relationship with His creation, Time was first and foremost created in Genesis 1:1. It is not just an account of the creation of the heavens and earth, but a gift of time. It is time, that allows us to come to a point to know God and to enjoy Him, and to grow in intimacy with Him. Without time, everything we do, would be meaningless.
Today, the CG i took through the entire 2017, has finally graduated. While a new batch of 15 year olds awaits the challenge and life of the next 4 years present a new journey, I knew God would be pleased with the 13 kids that I pray have grown stronger, knowing God in a much deeper manner. They gave me a board of some notes written, including a letter from another kid, is an encouragement from heaven. i will always keep them in prayer and may God continue to keep these kids close to Him and may He keep them in His wings and protection.
And we went to visit Jewel and her newborn – Timothy. It is especially tough knowing Mercy wants a child of our own and I am unable to provide that possibility, and I pray that God will give us a child of our own soon and that through that, may bring joy and comfort to Mercy.