Genesis 1:1-2, John 1:1-3
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” Genesis 1:1-2.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.” John 1:1-3.
The important thing to remember about the words, “In the beginning…” in both of these passages is that they refer to the beginning of everything, whether the heavens and everything in them or the earth and the things on it, including life. These words mean literally, in the beginning. In the beginning also means that God and the Word were there before the beginning, just as your parents were there before your conception, in your beginning.