We like beginnings, new things, new year, inaugurations. Business, schools, and stores hold cocktails for openings (but don’t drink the alcohol). Products and books have launches and signings. The beginning of something excites us.
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Mark 1:1 NET
Some thoughts come to mind:
#1. Start at the beginning. The story of Jesus, God’s Anointed, the divine Son, the focus of all God’s blessing and activity, the Event of global importance, is where we must start, with everything.
#2. After the beginning, there is more. The start is the base, but we have to build on it.
#3. With Jesus as the Beginning and the End (Rev 22:13), we must start and end with him.
#4. We need to make our own beginning with the Good News, opening our mouths to speak to all, for all need this message.
#5. With Jesus, each moment is a beginning. When the century, the decade, the year, the week, the day, gets old and tiring, Jesus makes this second new. We have, through the beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the newness of life, which is renewed constantly.