[Christ] is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. (Col. 1:18)

IMAGINE THE BEGINNING of time, when the Spirit of God hovered over the waters and brought form to the chaos. Imagine light entering the darkness, and plants blooming over stark land, and people stepping forth from out of nowhere. Everything was new, and everything was good. And God himself admired His creation and walked among His creatures.

C. S. Lewis imagined such a moment when describing the beginning of a new world (Narnia) in his fictional book The Magician’s Nephew: “A voice had begun to sing. It was very far away and Digory found it hard to decide from what direction it was coming. Sometimes it seemed to come from all directions at once. Sometimes he almost thought it was coming out of the earth beneath them. Its lower notes were deep enough to be the voice of the earth herself. There were no words. It was hardly a tune. But it was beyond comparison, the most beautiful sound he had ever heard.”

Someday we won’t need to imagine anymore. Someday Jesus Christ will come again; and He who was here at the beginning—existing before anything else and holding all creation together—will be there at the new beginning, reigning supreme over all who rise from the dead. What a day that will be! Come quickly, Lord Jesus!

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Heather Gemmen Wilson is the author of the Global Warning Series (WPH), a fiction series for preteens.