These simple words in Genesis 1:1 have a profound effect on the way we think and live. They teach us that life is not a series of random events, but a miracle that God brought us into being. We are not merely the products of a ‘survival of the fittest’ struggle; we are the creatures of a wise, good, and holy God. This world in which we live did not just ‘happen.’ It was created with a purpose. We are not alone in the universe, since before we or our forefathers had life and breath, God was.
-Sinclair Ferguson, from A Heart for God