Monday, May 12, 2008
1 In the beginning God created heaven, and earth. 2 And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters. 3 And God said: Be light made. And light was made. 4 And God saw the light that it was good; and he divided the light from the darkness. 5 And he called the light Day, and the darkness Night; and there was evening and morning one day.
6 And God said: Let there be a firmament made amidst the waters: and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7 And God made a firmament, and divided the waters that were under the firmament, from those that were above the firmament, and it was so. 8 And God called the firmament, Heaven; and the evening and morning were the second day. 9 God also said: Let the waters that are under the heaven, be gathered together into one place: and let the dry land appear. And it was so done. 10 And God called the dry land, Earth; and the gathering together of the waters, he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:1-10 (Douay-Rheims Bible)
Something new is about to begin, the birth of a new world and the birth of a new time. Each day I will post ten verses from the Bible starting from the very beginning. We are called to renew the face of the earth and many do not know or have ever read the whole Bible. I have only read it once completely all the way through. Other than what we hear at Mass or our own brief readings, we don't really read it. I have chosen to start at the beginning, like Pentecost, to go out into the whole world and proclaim the Word of God. A journey on the path of faith, hope, and love. We are going to see the face of God as we read and reflect on his creation. The Word itself. I have seen the face of God and through his magnificent word we will see Him again. So stay tuned in each day as the Word of God speaks to our hearts.