In her Sunday sermon “Creation,” preacher Blair Pogue made the following points about the first creation story in Genesis (1-2:4a):
The story causes her to picture God as an artist
This passage is not a scientific account, but a story that addresses important theological questions: Who is God? What is God like? What is the nature of the universe? Who are we in relationship to God?
This passage was first told orally, and then written down when the Israelites were in exile in Babylon. It was written to address feelings of hopelessness and despair (“Where is God?” “Does God still care about us?”)
God created something out of nothing.
God called everything God created “good.”
We are part of an interdependent web of life.
Do any of these points resonate with you, and if so, why?