1. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. *
1. When God began to create heaven and earth &
1. When God began to create the heavens and the earth, ᴥ
created ex nihilo:
Elohim chose an infinitesimal point,
designed space and time,
matter and energy,
motion and rest—
ignited a celestial explosion over 13,000,000,000 years ago.
Minute bits jelled into white-hot globs,
bursting outward, attracting other expanding material.
Did space and time beget matter? Matter warp space and time?
Only Elohim knows.
2. 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. *
2. The earth being unformed and void, with darkness over the surface of the deep and a wind from God sweeping over the water— &
2. The earth was complete chaos, and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. ᴥ
A wandering planet flew solitary and invisible
in the bleakest pitch of space. Elohim plucked this ordinary globe,
propelled it into orbit around an average plasma ball
of hydrogen and helium in a friendly zone,
filled the mile-deep caverns and valleys with water.
Under dense clouds windy gusts churned violent seas, tidal waves.
3. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. *
3. God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. &
3. Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. ᴥ
Elohim, cloaked in light, shined and
formed innumerable galaxies, and
orbited planetary particles round stars
throughout the expanding universe and
black holes became His cosmic drains.
4. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. *
4. God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness. &
4. And God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness. ᴥ
God separated days from nights
and on our extraordinary planet,
orbiting around our sun in Milky Way suburbs,
He focused on His chosen earth.
Here, He would fashion life forms, creatures, and crowned man and woman in His image
until . . .