Now the earth was formless and empty …

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.”

In all beginnings, there is God.

In our conception and formation, God was there.

God watched over our first steps and smiled at our first words.

God rejoiced at our first love and wept at our first hurt.

Before every first, God was there, and, in each new beginning God is present and lending us the creative energy of God’s Spirit.

God makes something out of nothing – something beautiful and good.

God breathes into our stale lives, and we are made anew, in God’s image; full of hope and vision and energy and purpose.

May each day bring you …

… new beginnings,

… new opportunities,

… new ideas.

And may the power of our Creator God find full expression in your life.



About Yvonne Ghavalas

A minister in the Uniting Church in Australia, sharer of stories, sandwich enthusiast, seeker, and sometimes fool (archaic), sporadic blogger at

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