In math we have been graphing coordinate planes.
I made a life-size grid on the floor so that students could actually walk to the ordered pair they were given and be the “point” on the plane.
Each time a new student would come up for their turn, I would say go to the origin (0,0) and start from there.
As I watched the kids graph point after point, it struck me that EVERYTHING in this world can remind us of God.
Even when we are doing something as simple as graphing ordered pairs, we have an origin!
If you don’t start at the origin, it is easy to get confused.
If you are feeling confused today, I beg you to go to the origin of everything.
IN THE BEGINNING, GOD……………………. (Genesis 1:1)
And then all the way over in John we find out that Jesus was there too…………
John 1:1-3
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
John 1:14
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
I love that God can use a basic lesson on coordinate planes to remind me that nothing in life makes sense unless we start at the origin.
That’s where I want to start today.
In the beginning…………………