Category Archives: Creation

snow, treachery and the grace of God

Yesterday, as the snow was falling and cars were sliding and churches (including ours) were canceling services for the day, I was reminded of the beauty of snowfall and my past reflections on how much it reminds me of the … Continue reading

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in God’s image | genesis 1.26

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Too often the story of the gospel begins with our sin.  But the Bible begins in a different place.  True, before God speaks the earth is not a “good” place – it is formless, empty and frightening.  But once God … Continue reading

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and it was so | genesis 1.6-8

God spoke it, and it was so. Sometimes God speaks and I am not certain it is so. I don’t always feel provided for and loved by God, but that does not make it any less so. I have had … Continue reading

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when God broods | genesis 1.2

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The Hebrew word translated as “hover” may carry with it the imagery of a mother bird brooding over her young. Even when chaos reigns and order is not yet to be found in what is formless and empty, God broods … Continue reading

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it begins with light | genesis 1.3-5

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Light is where transformation starts in Genesis. Something is already present in the darkness, before light is spoken into existence, and it is in need of transformation. I almost get the impression that if the light switch is not turned … Continue reading

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