"God made two great lights - the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night - and stars. God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and separate the light form the darkness. And God saw that it was good" (Genesis 1.16-1.18, NRSV).
God created the sky - I could have told you that at the age of three! It seems like such a simple message. One of my favourite stories as a child was the Genesis creation story. I was in awe of the pictures in my Children's Bible. I was so excited that God had created all these wonderful things - including me! It was so cool that God created the sky. I have memories of lying on my back trying to find animal shapes in the clouds or trying to count all the stars.
Most of the time I forget the awe I had as a child - the statement "God created the sky" does not fill me with as much awe as it used to. When was the last time you looked at the sky? Stood under it, looked up, and reveled in the beauty? For me it had been awhile but recently I was reminded of its beauty. I had the pleasure of staying in a provincial park and was able to witness the sky in all its glory: blue clear sky, grey stormy sky, breath taking sunsets, and sky lit up with stars. How amazing it is that God created the sky! I was filled with awe as I took time to revel in God's creation.
My prayer today is that each of us find a moment in our hectic schedules to revel in the beauty around us.
Have a wonderful day!
Vanessa Nicholas, Faith Connections Coordinator
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