Wednesday, January 11, 2012


The dvd on the heavens at the beginning of the year has taken me 
back to the first book of the Bible where I found some new treasures.
Genesis one starts out with the words:  “In the Beginning”--now I could camp right here for awhile--
”God created the heavens and the earth”  But our big ball was nothing to speak of 
UNTIL the Spirit of God moved across the waters, UNTIL God spoke:
“Let there be light.” Day and night; evening and morning, 
the first day. (But no sun yet!)
“Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, 
and let it separate the waters from  the waters”  
God called the expanse “heaven.”  
(I have never heard anyone preach on this. I won’t go there.) 
The second day.
“Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together, 
and let the dry land appear.” Earth and Seas. 
“Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed,
 and fruit trees in which is their seed...  The third day.
“Let there be lights in the heavens to separate the day from the night. 
Let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years, 
and let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light 
upon the earth. Two great lights: the sun and the moon.” 
And then it says HE MADE THE STARS ALSO.  The Milky Way 
and all the other galaxies. The fourth day.
“Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, 
and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of heaven.”
 The fifth day.
“Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds--
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, 
after our likeness...”  It is the end of the sixth day.
Papa, you are awesome!  There has to be another word 
for “awesome” to give greater honor to You for the way 
You created the universe but particularly our little ball. 
Perhaps a few cartwheels would help! 
Maybe some fire works? 
I wish I could have had a ring side seat to watch our world and 
the heavens unfold at Your Word. That in itself reminds me 
of the verse in John 1:1 where Jesus is called the Word. 
Genesis 1:1-3 reveals to me The Father, The Spirit, The Son.
CS Lewis did a wonderful job imaging the creation 
in The Magicians Nephew:  “Out of the darkness a Voice 
began to sing and over Narnia the stars appeared
 and joined together also in song, and the land put forth green things
 and animals were birthed as the children watched.”
 (Now that is a loose paraphrase.) What imagination Lewis had!  
He has helped me to imagine “the beginnings.” 
Thank you, Papa, for all You have done for us. Indescribable!

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