Friday, September 12, 2008

This Week's Sermon Passage - in the beginning

This week Sunday Jim is starting his series on Genesis.
He starts off with Genesis 1:1-2.
Gen 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
Gen 1:2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
In the beginning....GOD.
In the beginning....God created.

It wasn't evolution.
It wasn't the "big bang".
It wasn't an accident.
It was purposeful action.

What did he create?
The heavens and the earth.
Not like it is right now. It was just a big old mess. (my paraphrase) :)
It was something brand new.

What was it like?
It was without form and void.
It was darkness covering deepness.
I have to admit.....what I picture is a big swirling mass of confusion. Like when you're mixing a stew and you have bits and pieces of stuff just floating about which may or may not be definable, but ends up being a good thing. But this stew was dark and deep and has God floating over top of it.

AND the Spirit of God hovered over it.

This is what God did in the very beginning of time.
He made a new thing.
I have no clue. He just did it.

It shows that God has been around FOREVER.
It shows that God is the one that started it all.

Think about, no REALLY think about it. It can be mind-boggling.
God made it.
We do ultimately make anything. Without God we'd have nothing to make.
We did not make God.
God made us.

If you want deeper thoughts, go to Jim's blog, he wrote these posts a bit ago. But I re-read them today and thought, yes, there is stuff to be learned here that we often don't think about.

Anyways, this is a mystery to ponder today. :)

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