the second day...

"God said, “Let there be a dome in the middle of the waters to separate the waters from each other.” God made the dome and separated the waters under the dome from the waters above the dome. And it happened in that way. God named the dome Sky.

There was evening and there was morning: the second day."

- Common English Bible Genesis 1:6-8

Day 2 of this blog/writing thing I have chosen to do. I sat here a moment and thought 'I have too many things, and nothing at all to say today. I wonder if God felt that way on the second day of creation"

I am not one that believes that the creation stories in Genesis 1 and 2 are literal or happened, I think their truth comes in saying that God cared, created and chose to make us and all of creation as we are with intentionality, care and creativity. I think they tell us who we are with God and why we in relationship, not how we came to be that way. They are a family myth, something that is true to who we are, but not necessarily factual, factuality was never the point of telling them, truth is. But given that, I find this second day story interesting as I work on many things in my life that feel like they are 'second day-y". I have been in this place long enough it is no longer day 1, but I suppose I feel like my Transitional Ministry class last week, and this second month at FPC are very early on the second day of this call and this literal location for me. I am beginning to not just observe and ask questions, but to occasionally make a suggestion, or ask if particular people might not be helpful to a process as I am getting to know them. 

On the first day God shined a flood light, and thats what a new place and a new leadership role feel like. On the second day God made one big organizational move and made water and sky. So perhaps I am in good company in this still feeling like I'm wading in, but also being ready to do something. Even something small or very general, while still looking at the corners where the light is shining. 

That's my thought for today...

Peace friends,

RJ