Life is not a race. And reading the Bible is not a race. It is more important that we are transformed by it than that we read it in a year. Or blog through it in a year.
So while this year, I have, again, kept up with “listening to the Bible in a year” on my iPod as I walk, I have failed in my hope of systemically blogging through the Bible in 2013. I am returning to it, blogging slowly but surely: a tortoise who will, definitely, plod to the finish line—though it will take more than a year
Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
A simple majestic statement I totally believe.
Did he do so in six days or six aeons? Well, poets and geologists and astronomers each have their language, their own way of telling truth. The scientists tell us the facts as they know them; writers use metaphors.
I believe both the geologists, the astronomers and the author of Genesis. I believe that the heavens and the earth were created step by step over time (by God). And that he found great delight in doing so.
Gen 1:2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
The yearning we have for order and beauty, the yearning we have to make comes from God in whose image we are formed.
The earth all formless and empty, with darkness over the surface of the deep—it sounds like a writer’s mind, doesn’t it, just before beginning to write?
Gen 1:2 And the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
And so everything will be well, everything will always be well because we are under the protection of the Spirit who hovers over us
Spirit of God, hover over me.
Flow through me, irradiate me,
Fill me with your words and ideas.
Make me wholly yours.