Contemporary English Version (CEV)
In the beginning, God was.
How's that for stability? Before there was anything, there was God, still sovereign. When there was nothing but watery chaos, God was.
We worship a God who is so grand, so majestic, so eternal, and this God invites us into his eternal realm. It is beyond what we can think and grasp, but as someone once said, "If we could fit God into our minds, he would not be worthy of our worship."
God is more than we can imagine, and it was he who reached out and moved over the water, stirring things to life. God has always been about new beginnings, in creation as well as in you and me.
Thanks be to God for the Genesis of new life.