All of these chapters point to the beginning of things. Acts deals with the beginning of the church; Matthew the beginning of the gospel of Jesus; Ezra the beginning of the returning exiles of Judah. Genesis 1, however deals with the beginning of all things. And at the very beginning of all things is … God! God made all things! And God made man to reflect His image (v.27). God made man for his glory! If we miss this crucial truth we miss the very reason we have our being. It is good, therefore, at the beginning of the year to ask ourselves a very probing question: “Am I truly living for His glory?” A good subsequent question would be, “Is our church faithfully reflecting His image in our community and to the ends of the earth?” We must continually ask these self – examining questions both on an individual and corporate level. May 2011 be a year in which such questions are continually pointed at our hearts!