In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
– Genesis 1:1-2 (ESV)
“The Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters”.
I’m pondering this statement as I sit here importing database records for some blogs I’m trying to restore. I am engaged right now in what could modestly be called a creative action – configuring and writing blog software. I enjoy this – it’s something that energizes me.
I believe fully that God enjoyed (and enjoys) His creation too. We can try to fathom, unsuccessfully, the working of the unfathomably complex mind of our Creator as he pondered what He was about to do, hovering over the face of the deep. He is at peace, in control, competent in a way that we cannot even comprehend. Skilled beyond our wildest imagination. The Expert.
His mind – what a mind! In this creative act, performed in the beginning, I see the joy of our God. He hovered over the face of the deep; just imagine His mind at work. How unsearchable is His amazing wisdom! The nuclear physicist, designing the strong and weak forces, the spin of sub-atomic particles that we haven’t even discovered yet and this amazing quantum paradigm that drives the universe. The software engineer – a programmer if you will – developing the DNA strand with its limitless ability to replicate and recombine the genetic code in nearly incomprehensible complexity. The geologist, setting in motion the stirrings, the groans of this planet and indeed all planets. Massive continents in motion! Worlds spinning around enormous stars in the depths of space. He is the great botanist, painter, zoologist, blacksmith, chemist, architect, inventor, musician, astrophysicist, meteorologist, creator. He is God. There is no other.
And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
– Genesis 1:31 (ESV)