In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)
Would you ponder for just a moment on the first three words? In the beginning. In the beginning of what? The beginning of time. The beginning of the existence of the universe (the heavens and the earth). It was the creation of the universe that marked the beginning of time. So, what that implies is that He who was there at the beginning was there before the beginning. It also implies that the Creator is above and beyond the creation, the created universe. This is not to say that God does not interact with time nor does it mean that He is not omnipresent within His creation. But it does clearly say that He is supreme over time and creation and is not bound by them or confined in them.
It’s hard to wrap one’s mind around it. To ask why God did not make the universe sooner than or later than He did would be absurd, for what is time to an infinite God? It’s not as if a certain amount of time passed before God came up with the idea. And was there even time before a universe?
These are mysteries too great for this sheep’s brain, and the bottom line is this:
In the beginning = great and awesome and transcendent Creator.
Oh, let even just the first three words of the Bible blow your mind.