8th May 2017

The brooding, hovering creator Spirit

‘Spirit-Filled Life : Creative Spirit’ – day one

Genesis 1 v. 1, 2
‘In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit (Ruach / Breath / Wind) of God
was hovering over the waters’.

In ‘The Message’, it’s put like this:
‘Earth was a soup of nothingness,
a bottomless emptiness,
an inky blackness.
God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss.’

Even before the powerful word of God brings creation into being (‘Let there be light’, etc.), the Spirit / Breath of God is hovering, brooding, creating the conditions, creating the possibility of all that’s about to happen.

The Spirit is always brooding, always hovering.
And the astounding, all-powerful Word which creates new worlds of potential and possibility is about to speak.

‘Come to us, Creative Spirit’
hover over, brood over
the depth of our lives
and prepare us, create the conditions
for new life,
for new potential
for new possibilities.
Come, Holy Spirit, come.