Most mornings I sit out on our back porch that faces east and watch for the morning light. Today it came through the trees and rested on a snow covered earth. In the dead of winter it’s still dark this time; light only slowly ebbs through the morning sky.
“And God said: ‘Let there be light.’” “The voice of the Lord is full of power,” our morning psalm said today. Light, darkness, sun and moon, water, earth, plants and flowers that fill the earth, birds of the air, fish of the sea, animals that roam the earth and humans like us are brought into being by God’s voice. That’s what our first creation account from the Book of Genesis tells us today and tomorrow in our readings.
We didn’t bring this all about and certainly it didn’t just happen.
God’s voice, God’s power, God’s wisdom brings it all about. We need to have a worldview that sees things that way to see things right. The readings from Genesis tell us what we need to hear.