Today's verse is the first verse of the Bible, Genesis 1:1. Verse is from ESVBible.org.
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth."
The ESV Bible has this to say on the verse:
"Gen. 1:1 In the beginning. This opening verse can be taken as a summary, introducing the whole passage; or it can be read as the first event,
the origin of the heavens and the earth (sometime before the first
day), including the creation of matter, space, and time. This second
view (the origin of the heavens and the earth) is confirmed by the NT
writers’ affirmation that creation was from nothing (Heb. 11:3; Rev. 4:11). God created. Although the Hebrew word for “God,” ’Elohim,
is plural in form (possibly to express majesty), the verb “create” is
singular, indicating that God is thought of as one being. Genesis is
consistently monotheistic in its outlook, in marked contrast to other
ancient Near Eastern accounts of creation. There is only one God. The
Hebrew verb bara’, “create,” is always used in
the OT with God as the subject; while it is not always used to describe
creation out of nothing, it does stress God’s sovereignty and power. Heavens and the earth
here means “everything.” This means, then, that “In the beginning”
refers to the beginning of everything. The text indicates that God
created everything in the universe, which thus affirms that he did in
fact create it ex nihilo (Latin “out of
nothing”). The effect of the opening words of the Bible is to establish
that God, in his inscrutable wisdom, sovereign power, and majesty, is
the Creator of all things that exist."
In church today, the pastor spoke about how Jesus healed in a blind man in Luke 18, I believe, and how it was his effective faith in Jesus that healed him. In the High School service, the youth pastor discussed some of the Beatitudes, as detailed in Matthew 5.
For St. Patrick's Day, I visited my grandmother and wore a green sweater vest over my white dress shirt. I discussed my writing and other things with my grandmother, and ate lunch there. Upon returning home with my dad and sister, I mowed the lawn, worked on my graphic novel script, and ate a dinner of Irish Stew (my mom left the beer out of the recipe). It was a good stew, with carrots, potatoes, garlic, and lamb. In short, I loved it.
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