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.
(Genesis 1:2, NKJV)
The second verse of the Bible plants two cogent seeds in the fertile soil of creation’s mystery. First is the notion that existence was not quite in order yet, nebulous and murky, unformed and imprecise, dark and cloudy. Second is the antithetical notion that God’s Holy Spirit was moving, floating, soaring over everything and bringing definition, clarity, brightness, and certainty.
While our universe today is far more mature, pockets of darkness, confusion, and disorder continue to plague humanity. There are millions who cannot distinguish between right and wrong, good and evil, freedom and slavery, or even male and female. And yet, God is not the author of confusion. His Spirit still hovers over us, moving in our lives to illuminate truth, burn away the fog, and help us envision clearly His path for our lives.