Monday, April 20, 2009

Genesis 1:2 And the Spirit of G-d moved upon the face of the waters.

Whether or not, Genesis 1:2 is translated

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.


But the earth had become a place of ruin, and destruction was upon the face of the abyss

The earth required further molding or reconstruction. At the end of this verse, we find G-ds Spirit enveloping the earth like a hen sits on her egg.

And the Spirit of G-d moved upon the face of the waters.

The word translated here as “moved” is the Hebrew word, rawkhaf, which means to brood, flutter, move or shake.

If you can imagine the Spirit of G-d fluttering like a field of extreme energy around the earth, then you have a pretty good picture of G-ds power at work forming the earth into what it is today.

I have always enjoyed envisioning G-d at this moment in time. It gives me an assurance of the almighty power of the creator. The neat thing here is the fact that it required a small amount of his power and time to do what he had done so far, a representation of an awesome and mighty G-d, the G-d that has claimed us as his own.

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