Hovering Over the Mess

I read a great prayer today in which the author talks about inviting the Holy Spirit to hover over the mess and chaos of the day and to begin exerting the creative, organizing, miraculous power of God.

In Genesis 1, I read how the earth was “formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” And then, and then! creative power begins.

If I visualize the Spirit of God hovering over this whole messy day and infusing it with order, beauty, meaning, and purpose, I’m suddenly filled with great consolation. Where the Spirit of God is, formless, empty, and dark things change. New things erupt in otherwise desolate, chaotic places.

Just thinking of it gets me excited today.

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  1. Heather, your reflection reminds me of a night a few years ago when I drove into the church parking lot to pick up my hubby. A friend called out a greeting and I asked how she was. Her response was, “I'm having a Genesis 1 day! God is creating something wonderful from my chaos!” I'm so glad you posted this today; I need reminders.