Retreat theme song:
The Story unfolds: (lights are off…)
Genesis 1 (NASB95)
1 In the beginning God …created the heavens and the earth.
But there was no form… only substance … there was no fashion …only disorder… Yet YOU in plural were there as source…the BEGINNING
2 The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. (slowly there is light)
The SPIRIT OF GOD WAS ON THE MOVE taking all the parts of what was to be the building foundation form for the atomic nuclei with the electromagnetic force and gravitational force pulling together those created particles separating in the heavens and the earth…THE SPIRIT WAS HOVERING, PULSATING, ENERGIZING INTO SHAPE and GIVING FORM AND FASHION out of the darkness. …out of the deep… moving over the surface of the waters.
3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
4 God saw that the light was GOOD; and God separated the light from the darkness.
…BUT FATHER there are no stars or suns, there is only LIGHT EMANATING FROM THE SOURCE OF ALL LIGHT, You who are clothed with Your own light set the standard and the darkness stands separated for darkness is not light. You are teaching us CONTRAST Father…This is the beginning of all that stands as point-counterpoint… poetic in form…. Colored in for as a painting …and idea illustrated with words … Source and separateness. All that is CREATED will be governed by CONTRAST in the beginning… DARK & LIGHT the foundation …there is You and not You (Cross References: Psalm 104:2; Isaiah 60:19-20)
22 I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.
23 And the city has no need of the sun or of the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb.
24 The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it.
25 In the daytime (for there will be no night there) its gates will never be closed;
26 and they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it;
27 and nothing unclean, and no one who practices abomination and lying, shall ever come into it, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.)
5 God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, ONE DAY.
…all that was created that was to be the building blocks for all of the history of the earth was prepared in this day. Oh Lord God we stand at the beginning seeing Your plan unfold…we are at the cusp all that will be. We worship You oh CREATOR…there is no other only CONTRAST of the unequal. You are perfect.
@ EXPANSE – A SECOND DAY
6-8. The expanse called earth was formed in the midst of waters and there was the expanse called heaven above. God declared it was good A SECOND DAY.
9-13 Then there were seas and there was dry land, water on the land all in preparation for vegetation which then came and seed yielding plants and fruit bearing trees… FOOD for what was to come God saw that it was GOOD. …The THIRD DAY was completed.
14-19 There were formed lights in the heavens which were for signs and for seasons …for days and for years. He gave two great lights for the earth that would separate the one for days and the other for the night and He filled the expanse in the heavens with many stars.
Light separated from darkness and it was GOOD …evening and morning …A FOURTH DAY THE DAY OF CONTRASTS OF SEPARATIONS.
OH Father what are You PREPARING all of this for… As SOURCE as CREATOR You don’t need these things for Your light was from forever & In You there is no beginning …no end… but this… this is a beginning …a story unfolding… what beginning is to enter into Your Story? …in this day and night You have made TIME out of ETERNITY …for what is YOUR PURPOSE? Will You be there? …are You not everywhere… yet there is separation?
20-23 God then took His 4 nucleotide bases (adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine) stringing them together to form the DNA and RNA codes that formed all that is living all that swarmed in the water and all the living creatures on earth and the expanse of the sky with birds that flew. The great sea monsters and every living creature that moves each has its unique codes. He declares again that this is GOOD. The sky and seas were filled with His BLESSINGS as He called them into fruitfulness …new birth throughout all the earth this code allowed the passing on of life. There was evening and there was morning, The FIFTH DAY in time.
OH Father what is this fruitfulness …this new birth? Why all these building blocks that brought form out of void …and life out of form…like LEGO’s Red, Yellow, Green, & Blue ready to go …ready to be the building blocks of life?
All that is created bring forth living creatures after their own kind… and God saw it was GOOD and He set all the building blocks of life into place.
29-31 And … as God MOVES CREATION into time …as if weaving into His Own story the making of another said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness to rule over all that has been made and then He looked at them whom He created as male and female and saw all the beasts of the field and the birds of the air giving them all that grew the greenery as food declaring it was VERY GOOD. This was THE SIXTH DAY the apex of all He has created was formed from the earth … and it was VERY GOOD…
It is here that “OUR STORY” starts … we are Male & Female made in Your IMAGE …page one of relationship is clean ready to be written on …and You have declared that it was VERY GOOD.