Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wednesday in the Word.

Genesis 1
The Beginning
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 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.
Emphasis is mine. I can't get over the fact that "the spirit of God was hovering over the waters." I imagine this in my head...and to me, if He was, then He still is. And I imagine that if He is hovering over the waters then He is also hovering over the land. And if He is hovering over the land, then He has to be hovering over us. And if He's hovering over us, then he has to be hovering over ME. And YOU. He is omnipresent...present everywhere at the same time.
dictionary.com defines hovering, or hover, like this:
hov⋅er 
–verb (used without object)
1. to hang fluttering or suspended in the air
2. to keep lingering about; wait near at hand. (emphasis mine)
3. to remain in an uncertain or irresolute state; waver: to hover between life and death.
There is not a place on earth that God is not present. That He is not protecting...guiding...seeing...hearing...loving...hovering. There is not a place on earth that God is not "lingering about" and waiting "near at hand" for us to turn to Him. Not one single place.
Thank you, God for hovering over me, for watching over me like a protective mother...protecting me...guiding me....allowing me to fall and then helping me back up. Thank you for giving me the gift of free will, and loving me enough to not let me abuse that gift. Thank you for teaching me to have YOUR will...Your will be done. You lead, I will follow.

5 comments:

dmoms said...

first of all, I can't believe it is Wednesday again all ready!

Secondly, you really have a way with these Wednesdays in the Word - thanks!!

Shayla said...

YES!!! I LOVE THIS!!!!

Say it girl!! OUR GOD IS HOVERING EVERYWHERE- He is so amazing that He can be fully involved in EVERY aspect of the lives of each and every single one of His children!!!!!! Our God is SO GOOD. He gave us a SO much, and then sacrificed even more- what an amazing gift it is to have a God who gifts grace to all of us every single day!!!!

Camie | Red Gate Gardens said...

I love the photo - have you seen the photo of what's in the center of the "eye"?

Thanks for sharing today. What a comfort...

Conny said...

I just wanted to write in today to say how much I appreciate your 'Wednesday in the Word' series. I'm starting to look forward to it by Tuesday evening. Thank you.

Nancy said...

I'm glad He is hovering near me...I need Him.