Words from the Heart for Thursday August 6th, 2020
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Genesis 1:2 (KJV)
The Spirit of the Lord Moved
If you are planning a move across Canada, there are certain items that you cannot or should not pack. You cannot pack flammable items like gasoline and lighter fluid. But it also includes guns and ammo and fireworks. You should not pack perishable foods and plants. There is nothing dangerous about packing these things, but they will not survive the long trip intact. It is better to find another way to safely get them to your new home.
In the first two verses of the Bible we already get some insight into the nature of God. The third word in the Hebrew Bible is the word Elohim. It is translated ‘God’ in English Bibles. It is an interesting word because God is singular in Hebrew, but it ends in “im” which is usually a plural ending. It is a singular plural. Christians believe this points to the triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The text seems to point to this. In Genesis 1:2 we read: “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” In the beginning, Elohim created the heavens and the earth. At first, the earth was without form, and was void. The Holy Spirit is hovering over the voidless, water-filled planet, and the world has we know it now began to take shape. John 1 tells us that Jesus is the Creator. But the Holy Spirit obviously has a part to play in it all. It is clear that all three persons of the Trinity played a part in creating this incredible world in which we live.
These have been words from the heart.