"In the beginning, God" (Genesis 1:1).
Here, we are taken back to eternity, back to the eternal God. There is nothing beyond this. There is nothing beyond Him.
"God created the heaven and the earth" (Genesis 1:1).
He is the Lord of heaven and earth. The mention of heaven and earth in the Bible's opening verse sends our minds on from the beginning to the middle and the end of God's great Story of salvation. At the heart of this wonderful Story, there is Jesus Christ who came from heaven to earth for us. The Story moves on to the marvellous fulfilment of God's plan of salvation. The Lord Jesus will come to take us from earth to heaven to share with Him in the glory of eternal life.