• Dawn Ali

Genesis 1:1-5 - Creation and how it relates to this Life I Live



Genesis 1:1-5 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.


So many thoughts and questions came to me as I read this. Here is a little of how I digested this passage. In no particular order. Lol!


I began to wonder what does it mean that the earth was without form. Form as a noun means - a particular way in which a thing exists or appears. As a verb it means - bring together parts or combine to create something. It appears to me that everything was everywhere. In order for the earth to flourish there needed to be a particular way in which things were brought together.


There are times in my life I feel like everything is everywhere. I feel like no matter how hard I try to put the things in life together, nothing seems to work. Reading through the above passage from Genesis, it hit me that I may not know the particular way in which the things of my own life appear or exist to God. However, I know that if I would like my life to flourish, I need to give it all to the Master Creator. Not only does He see my life in the now, but He also sees and knows what it will be. God knows what I am going through at all times, and He knows how to use all the pieces--the broken and the beautiful-- of my life to create something for His Glory.


When I come before God and kneel at His feet, I want Him to see Dawn. See what He created and say “that was good.” Just like in verse 4--And God saw the light, that it was good. In order for that to happen, I must trust Him with all the pieces of my life. Instead of trying to put everything together, I need to give all of my life’s existence to him and rest in His Peace.


The next part that verse 2 was void spoke to me. The earth was void and darkness was on the face of the deep. Void means completely empty space. Darkness means the partial or total absence of light. I know how empty a place can feel without light.


We are shown that the darkness was before the light. I know I have darkness in areas of my life, places where there is a void. Most of the time I do not know these areas, but when something comes up, I will get a little feeling. Something on the inside of me will let me know there is something amiss and that triggers me to feel what I may not be able to see. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. When I pray and ask God to reveal to me what is going on with me. I am saying just as God said. I am asking for Him to shine a light in areas of my life I can not see. The light brings forth healing and fills the void. In order for healing to take place in my life, I have to become aware that there is darkness. The light will always remain in me through the place the healing has taken place.


My Random Thoughts: They are really random!


Verse 1. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. This verse does not mention the planets, but it mentions the “heavens” plural and the “earth” singular. I wonder how the other planets connect or fit with the creation or creation of earth? I wonder how the heavens were formed?


Verse 5. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day. The evening was before the morning. This made me think of how fasts in other cultures “Break-fast” in the evening once the sun goes down. In my culture, we “Break-fast” when the sun comes up. Haha!


Verse 2. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. What does the face of the deep mean? This scripture also reminds me that the Spirit of God is in me and all around me.


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