Genesis 1:1 New International Version (NIV)

The Beginning

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

In this simple statement where God created the heavens and the earth, is a mind challenging statement that battles with the modern mind. Some scientists say that the number of stars in the universe is equal to all the grains of sand on all the beaches of the world. The universe functions with order and efficiency. The universe did not just happen. God chose to create the universe. God created the world and his people as an expression of his love. God created the universe because of love.