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A Daily Devotion for Wednesday, May 1

Genesis 1:1-2


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 of God was hovering over the waters.


I do love this image of the Spirit of God “hovering over the waters.” Water was essential for God’s planned creation. It was not an afterthought. God knew his creation would be reliant on the land, but the water would be essential. We not only need water to live, but we are literally made up of mostly water! (55-60% on average) This was all part of God’s plan. After thinking this all through, I am feeling amazed at the importance of this simple substance. I will not worship water, but I will respect it as a most vital part of God’s creation.


Holy Lord, whenever I stop to really look at and wonder about the plan behind your creation, I am amazed beyond words. Water is a part of all life. It was and is, along with the formless land, essential to your plan. I am so thankful for even this small bit of understanding. Amen



Becky, transforming


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