Christians believe that the universe is a creation. The Creator is not an old man in the clouds, as many envisage God to be. God is an Eternal Being who transcends our understanding, and whose nature is love.
God is love (1 John 4:16)
Love, goodness and beauty are not the chance by-products of random matter and energy. They come from our Creator, and reflect the very nature of God.
On Christmas Eve 1968, many people around the world huddled around their black and white televisions to watch grainy images of the moon broadcast from Apollo 8. The crackly voices of the astronauts brought Christmas greetings to the rest of the human race back on Earth. They read the opening verses of the Bible.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth… (Genesis 1:1)
The universe was born out of the eternal love of God. When the first beings capable of giving and receiving love evolved, they discovered something that had always been there.