Beginnings begun, but not far past verse 1

If Dr. Seuss could write in prose to ignite hunger in reading for the elementary world, perhaps a rhyme or two will invoke thirst to the mysterious glory found in God’s Word.

These are my thoughts when writing these days. I have no idea why I tend to write in this way. But, show up I will, as it’s been my motto, to read and write. (Maybe this is all for a future tomorrow!)

For a grandma, or granddad to sit with a child and read words that have depth and meaning that grow. So let us study together, if join me, you will. We pray, “God meet us, and bless us. Your will be done, still.”

The beginnings begun, and still on verse 1. But moving today to look at verse 2. “Genesis Chapter 1 verse two. How will we ever find our way through?”

“Read your Bible, pray every day …” this is instruction we’ve heard, So we read and again pray, “O God, help us understand, this minute, this hour, what You – have – to – say!”

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. 

“Oh, what does Genesis 1 verse 2 mean?”

So, let’s take a book from off the shelf, a book Henry M. Morris spent his lifetime in writing. The Genesis Record, all big and red. Finally the information seems inviting.

Troubled by the words, void and darkness, Mr. Morris reminds us  that dark and empty space is a beginning of steps. How refreshing to note, God uses process!

How refreshing to be reminded that process is part of God’s plan. We can read daily, how He created a complete and inhabited land. What a mess enters in, so early we find, but reassuring it is The Master Artist works, step by step, watching and waiting so patient and kind.

The big issue before us, ‘Do we believe, or believe not?’ Is God good? It’s often hard to see. Let’s continue to read. That is, if you choose, to join me.

Next on the page in Morris’s big, red book, we’re directed to turn to Proverbs 8 and take a look. Yes, we will use the energy to turn to read, but I’ll put it all down here, so, to get up, there’s no need:

“When there was no depths I was brought forth, when there was no fountains abounding with waters before the mountains settled,” This is Proverbs 8 verse 24,

“Before the hills, I was brought forth: while as yet He had not made the earth or the fields, or the primal dust of the world.” Proverbs 8 verse 25.

Aren’t the questions stirring up, inside our minds?

Let’s keep reading,  for God’s word is intriguing: “When He prepared the heavens, I was there. When He drew a circle on the face of the deep, when He established the clouds above, when He strengthened the fountains of the deep …”

The deep, the deep … He is there in the deep.

Doesn’t Proverbs 8 help color in some blank spaces: “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 the waters.”  In the beginning, Elohim created! The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

And we can see process as a part of God’s creation. Yes, not magic or Disney fantasy, but a process, and out of nothing God brings revelation!

God is working. We can trust in Him. He was there in the beginning and He’s with us today. Let’s walk like we know it. Let’s lift up His name!



Author: tonirypkema

Wife to 1, mother of 11, daughter of 1. "The most amazing woman in the world." -Jared (son)

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