I held up the stubborn pen and squinted at it: “I know that you’re God’s pen because everything belongs to him,” I said. Late this December evening, neither myself nor my faithful pen seemed to know what to write. My memory of the day held missing time. So I stared into the virgin white page, decided to jot down whatever came to mind, and trust the rest to God’s pen. As I began to write, I had no idea that this would be the most important night of my life.
Diagram: Genesis 1 Creation Model
Based on the ancient texts, this drawing evokes the image of a mother’s womb. In the Genesis 1 creation model, the mothering spirit of God bears the “child.” Similar to the state of an unborn infant, a layer of fresh water surrounds creation. Via rainwater and springs the Holy Spirit (Hebrew: Rúakh HaKodesh, feminine gender) nourishes the physical world. More telling is that God’s creation seems to contain both darkness and light.
Drawing by Andrew Michael