Genesis is the book of beginnings / origins. This narrative is His Story, where we find our story. It reveals the redemptive virtues of God and sets forth great Christian doctrines in seed-form.
He forms, then fills. He saves, then sanctifies. He purposes, then perfects. We have so much to learn from the One who could do it all in one step, yet doesn't! He loves the process - so should we. 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8LkGtrp4yU
Two hundred years after Christ, China's Han Dynasty began its ruthless conquest of neighboring territories. During a particular battle, an enemy soldier, knowing he was defeated, stripped off part of his shirt and waved it in the air. It was an act of surrender - thus began the tradition of ending a battle by waving the white flag. For the 1st-century Roman soldiers, their 'white flag' was their shield. When surrendering, a centurion would drop his sword and raised his shield above his head - an act of surrender.