Saturday, September 12, 2009

Holy Spirit & Creation

"Formless and void" and the "deep" are evocative words the Bible uses to describe the stuff of creation, the stuff God works with and calls into formed beauty. But what caught me this week in Genesis 1:1,2 was the verb associated with the Holy Spirit; "hovered". It only occurs here and in Deuteronomy described what an eagle does over its nest.
I love the altar-piece with the nest, eggs (full of life and potential to be great eagles) feathers and the hovering candles. What does hovering mean to you? What is good hovering and what is bad hovering? How does God's Spirit still hover over you, bringing order out of your chaos and form out of your void? May you sense God's hovering presence in a whole new way this Sunday as you worship and throughout the week following.


At 4:54 AM , Blogger PAD said...

Aren't eagles protected? You shouldn't be stealing their nest eggs. ;- )

At 7:37 AM , Blogger donnjohnson said...

Never! Just protecting!


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