Several times I’ve read that first chapter of Genesis, intrigued about how it all went down in the beginning. There’s this part where it talks about the Spirit of God and how he was hovering over the surface of the waters.
At first when I’d try to imagine this, I’d see the holy spirit gliding with arms stretched out over something like an ocean. But actually it isn’t until later that Gods calls there to be separation between the waters as he’s forming our world.
The water the Holy Spirit was hovering over was shapeless, not yet formed, and its been suggested to me that the Holy Spirit was hovering over His creation just as a bird hovers and watches over it’s young.
God, the Trinity, knew our time to be created was coming next, and with that, the Holy Spirit was hovering as our world was being created. Our world was created with God’s pure love. After putting so much love into everything he’s created, he tells us to fill it and takes all living things and gives it to us – a gift that keeps on giving for generations and still today.
So when you wake each morning and you look at the beautiful skies and the clouds just know, a lot of love when into making this place for you to live in. This should of been plenty, but the gifts continue, including the ultimate gift of salvation through his one and only son Jesus.
28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.