Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Breath of God

Genesis 2:4-7
Another Account of the Creation
In the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, when no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no one to till the ground; but a stream would rise from the earth, and water the whole face of the ground— then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being.

No remoteness
No aloofness
But a living, breathing, life-giving God
Hands on with creation
Forming the dust
Breathing life
Setting free
Gifting autonomy
No puppeteer
Rather, a companion
A co-creator
who shared the privilege of naming
the birds of the air
and the fish in the sea
and the wild creatures
that flew and swam 
and roamed and prowled.
Sharing the power
to shape and define
and determine character.
A God who, even after all this
saw the vacuum
that could only be filled
by human relationship.
A God who realised the potential
of human love
and created the possibility 
of community.
Just another account
of creation.

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