Genesis 1: 1-5
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
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.
And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness, God called the light, “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening and morning–the first day.
There are many questions in my mind about these scriptures. One question, did something take place between verse 1 and verse 2? Verse 2 starts with “now”. This implies to me there was something before verse 2. Was the heavens and the earth created then made formless and empty, then formed again? What was the darkness and what was the waters? Why was there evening and morning, rather than morning and evening–the first day? Some things we do not need to understand, but we must accept and believe.
The greatest fact is that God was before the foundation of the heavens and the earth and He is the Creator of all things by his spoken word. There was darkness over the surface, and God’s Spirit hovered over the waters. On the first day, God spoke light into existence and saw that is was good. Then God separated from the light from the darkness. Light He called “day” and darkness He called “night”.
Father thank you; we can accept that your word is truth. We can trust you even when we do not understand. You are our Creator; we are made in your image and for your glory to be together in a love relationship for you. We ask that you open our eyes to walk in your light in Jesus’ name, amen.