In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1).
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God (John 1:1).
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters (Genesis 1:2).
Darkness. Emptiness. Nothingness. Until...
And God said, "Let there be light" (Genesis 1:3).
With a word, light spilled from the river of God's mouth and drenched the darkness. Into the emptiness God's voice rang, and a sphere answered in appearance. God gave the water globe an atmosphere and puffed clouds into the sky. Daisies, daffodils, and day lilies popped up and peppered the countryside. Great sycamores and mighty oaks grew and stretched their branches upward straining toward the source of light. God took a pinch of his radiance and stuffed it into the sun. The water creatures splashed in the light of God's glory, the birds soared beneath its wings, and the land creatures danced in its rays. Night fell, but not even darkness could drive out the light. The moon reflected the sun's glory; the stars pierced the night sky.
All things were created by him and for him (Colossians 1:16).
Then God bent down. He gathered a clump of dirt and fashioned a man. The breath of God was the kiss of life, and the man inhaled. His eyes opened, and he looked full into the face of his Creator.
Out of man, God made woman. Together, they labored, loved, and laughed. They drank deep from the living well, and God walked among them.
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good (Genesis 1:31).