In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters . ( Genesis 1:1&2)

Those who know me , know I love the creation narrative in Genesis.  Whatever you believe about the beginnings of The World this story reminds me that God brought it all in being in ways we will never fully understand. That God’s Spirit was present, brooding protectively over it all. This night, the natural world is revelling  in its new found peace and silence, birds and animals living in safety, dolphins playing in the Venice canals we are told. The natural World breathes and rests even as humanity struggles and fears but whoever you are, whatever you are  going through,  you can hold to the knowledge that God is present, and you are not forgotten.

Praying for you all,