The Spirit of God Hovered

In Genesis 1:2, we see the Holy Spirit’s involvement in creation.

“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.”

And again in Psalm 33:6 – “By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.”

The Hebrew word for spirit in Genesis 1:2 is the same word used for breath in Psalm 33:6.

Job 26:13 expands on what the Holy Spirit did: “By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens.”

The word garnished in Job 26:13 means adorned or beautified.

One of the reasons landscapes and mountains and stars take our breath away is because God added a touch of beautiful when he created all things.

The word hovering in Genesis 1:2 (hovering over the face of the waters) is the same word used in Deuteronomy 32:11 and gives us a picture of what was about to take place.

“Like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young,”

God was about to bring order out of chaos, give birth to everything, create beauty from nothing, while the Spirit hovered in preparation and anticipation.

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