Light, Life, Complexity

There’s a complexity in life that is profound and energising. The presence of light wherever it’s origin, is creative and life giving.

Read again these opening words of Genesis;

‘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. And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated light from darkness…..and there was evening and morning-the first day.’

It’s worth just reading those words in odd moments and turning them over in your thinking, allowing them to drip through your consciousness. Science can add so many other details to our understanding. I spent a happy half hour trying to understand the origin of the first light! Confused but excited and energised. Thankful for a resonance between faith and science.

But for a moment let’s just look at the photograph above. Taken yesterday evening as the sun was going down. Flowers from the garden and in the background a fused glass cross, made for us by an amazing couple who had a studio at Kirkharle , in Northumberland. The interplay of flowers and light is profound. I just have overwhelming sense of thankfulness, even in the middle of these dark days which we are living through.

Light, life and complexity are the building blocks of what we see and explore, every moment of our lives. The Creator is present in each of these elements, in every moment; nothing is lost or forgotten.

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