Today’s Word: ‘Hovering’ as in… because the Spirit is hovering over the face of the deep, we can be at peace “under the hover.”
In the very first three verses of the Hebrew scriptures we find a little disorder, a little darkness, a little chaos, a little emptiness, and then a little Breath of fresh air. In 52 words we find more than enough to relate to in our own lives!
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth didn’t have any shape. And it was empty. Darkness was over the surface of the ocean. At that time, the ocean covered the earth. A wind from God was hovering over the waters.
Ever had one of those days where you just couldn’t get any traction? Sure, you had some things on your To-Do list, but you just couldn’t get the pieces in the right order and everything felt disordered?
Ever have one of those days where you didn’t feel like you could or even wanted to get out of bed in the morning; you just wanted to crawl back into the darkness and away from everything?
Ever have one of those days where you felt like the poster child for chaos? By mid-morning your schedule was no longer yours and people were telling you what to do, when to do it, and perhaps even how to do it, and any semblance of order you’d hoped would emerge in the morning wasn’t even emerging by noon?
Ever have one of those days when you got to the end of the day and people were still expecting things from you and you were as empty as a bowl of Coconut Explosion ice cream without the Coconut Explosion ice cream in it?
I know, right? I do to.
But here’s the thing: that’s not the end of the story, or even the end of the verse! Here’s the rest of it: A wind from God was hovering over all of it–over the waters; that pool we’re swimming in!
I don’t know about you… well, maybe I sort of do, but when I’m experiencing a little disorder, a little darkness, a little chaos, a little emptiness, it’s more than just a little reminder, it’s a powerful bit of goodness to remember that the Spirit,
the Presence of God is always hovering over me–always, always hovering over us.
Today, be at peace under the Hover.