Jabbok Dawn

Tumbling in the Sand

God’s Break(in)g


The texts for Sunday, January 8, 2012: Genesis 1:1–5; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1–7, and Mark 1:4–11.

… In these texts we have a God who doesn’t seem overly interested in just making things better by fixing them
but it seems like this God is interested in breaking things
and making them radically new.

Light broke open the darkness in the beginning and creation began.
God ripped open the heavens and came pouring into the world.

It makes me wonder if maybe being made new
—becoming part of a new creation in Christ—
isn’t so much about being fixed
but about being broken— being broken open
so that God can dance in the middle of the chaos of our lives
and help us to create anew…

Picture from the Hubble space telescope taken of the erupting star V838 Monocerotis taken on the 28th of October, 2002.  Read more about this and see other pictures of the eruption here:  ING Press Release.

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