Today I feel a little bit - bitter sweet.
It is the first day, in a long time,
that I am not writing a poem
from the Book of Matthew.
Today, I go back, way back, to Genesis,
where the scripture that points to Jesus begins.
And it all starts with the Ruwach Elohiym -
the living breath of God,
who makes all things come into being.
“In the beginning,
God created the heavens and the earth.
Now the earth was formless and empty,
and darkness was over
the surface of the deep,
and the Spirit of God was hovering
over the waters.”
In this passage, we see many things.
First, let's take a closer look at "Elohiym" -
it's a masculine, plural Hebrew noun
that refers to our Supreme Triune God
who reigns in the divine realm.
Second, we see,
the Ruwach Elohiym existing
before the beginning of time.
Before God spoke every living thing
How, well- I have no idea!
I am not God.
I just trust what His Ways.
Third, we notice
that God created both the earth
and the heavens.
Why the storyteller/writer/historian
focused on the earth,
well that is just another question
that I just do not know.
I wonder why more is not said
about the heavenly realms.
Perhaps that is why John
was given the revelation of Jesus Christ,
as a way to wrap up the Book.
Gaining spiritual wisdom
to understand the heavenly realm
and the Kingdom of God
is certainly what I will be looking for
more as I walk, once again,
through the scripture.
Fourth, it appears earth is in one location,
while the heavens offers a plural form.
The scripture says
the earth was dark and formless
before God spoke life and light into it.
This is our first introduction to Jesus Christ.
Jesus is the Word of God
that gives life and light.
“In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
Through him all things were made;
without him nothing was made
that has been made.
In him was life, and that life was
the light of all mankind.
The light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness
has not overcome it.”
Genesis says, the Spirit of God
was hovering over the waters deep.
This is the very essence of the Holy Spirit.
Are you like me?
Do you find it hard to believe
that “water” exists when everything was void?
Is it possible that “waters”
represents all that is deep;
the beginning of matter,
without atomic or molecular form?
And since the scripture is the scroll
that the Lamb of God unrolls,
then where is the Father in all of this?
Well, isn’t it obvious?
The Father is the Creator
of the earth and the heavens.
He is the Most High God
who created you and me.
“But now, O Lord,
you are our Father;
we are the clay,
and you are our potter;
we are all the work of your hands.”
Blessed Be Your Name