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In Genesis, there is a sense of awe and wonder of the entire creation of the world. The details here are gripping as we read God meticulously working on all aspects of creation itself. For Believers, it is an assurance that God is over all and in control of all. We sometimes lose that concept as realities of everyday life bombard us. For the skeptic, this chapter confronts the modern mind in believing in a God who preexisted and great debates have followed from the big bang theory to evolution – which both undermine the aspect of faith. But let’s not focus our thoughts there. Simply consider the majesty of the creation itself – incredible!

There are some statements I love within the opening chapter of the Bible.

“The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.” -Genesis 1:2

There is a theology in the timeline of God that when the Great War in Heaven broke out between Lucifer, his angels and God and His, Isaiah and Ezekiel tell how they were cast to earth. Many place the timeline, of which we honestly will never know, of their fall in the initial stages of creation. Through their resisting God’s plan in the initial stages of creation, their presence brought the darkness and void to this planet. Whether this is true or not, what I love about the thought is God’s Spirit was actively hovering/moving over the waters. As one writes, it is the same verb used of a mother bird caring for and protecting its young. The beauty here and absolute mind-bending thought is the Holy Spirit was here actively involved in creation and already working at the care and protection of what God had in mind to follow.