Beginning my morning devotions in Mark’s gospel this year, I was immediately struck with how Mark begins his gospel.

He does not begin like with God as Creator as in Genesis “In the beginning God created” (1:1) or like John with Jesus as Creator, “In the beginning was the Word …Through him all things were made… (John 1:1)

But Mark leaps over God or Jesus as CREATOR and begins with God as REDEEMER: ‘The beginning of the gospel about Jesus’