God created the heaven and the earth. But what exactly did God create the heaven and the earth from?
We talk about people “making” things or someone “inventing” something. Sometimes we even credit another person for “creating” something new. But mankind is forever limited to the materials that already exist in order to make anything. We can certainly arrange various metals, stones, and woods into everything from buildings to computers, but we can never truly “create” something from nothing. God alone can do this.
Our minds can scarcely fathom the idea of God existing before and apart from the Universe that He created, but there was a time when He did. Before anything else existed, God existed. And every single ounce of material that would comprise the entire Universe was created from nothing by Him. Not only did God create the Universe itself from nothing, but He alone has created the bulding blocks within it that would eventually be part of everything else that would ever be made.
Mankind can make things, but the ability to create belongs only to God.