Monday, December 04, 2006

God Lights Up the Sky

Genesis 1:14-19

And God said, “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.

Light a candle and quietly contemplate the following words from Meister Eckhart. How does it feel to envision God round-about us all?

God created all things in such a way
that they are not outside God’s self…
All creatures flow outward, but nonetheless remain within God.
God created all things this way:
not that they might stand outside of God,
nor alongside God,
nor beyond God,
but that they might
come into God
and receive God
and dwell in God.
For this reason everything that is bathed in God,
is enveloped by God,
who is round-about us all, enveloping us.

Wherever I am,
there is God.

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