“In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.” Genesis 1:1-2
In the beginning – in fact before it – there was God. And after the end there will be God. We live in the middle. In God’s good creation. All we have is from God.
From nothing, from ‘a formless void’, God created. This is a fundamental action of God, the creator. Terrence Freitheim says, “God’s creation is going somewhere; it is a long-term project, ever in the process of becoming”.
It’s a basic belief we share. That, as part of God’s creation, we are going somewhere. God is always at work among us. That wind still blows.
Lord God, guide us through this week in the assurance that as our Creator, you are still forming and shaping us, and our church, through Jesus Christ. Amen.
P.S. Please remember Margaret in the church office, with busy start to the church program year, the Blessing of the Backpacks liturgy this Sunday the 10th, the Almahamid family we sponsored from Syria as their three children begin school in Hamilton, and all the children and youth at Central heading back to school. A special donation was made this week from the Benevolent Fund to purchase back to school supplies for 25 children at the Good Shepherd’s emergency residential centre. Thank you for your generosity in giving to this fund!