Night and Day

Why is it harder to see where things don’t touch, than where they do?

My prayer response:
Creator, Connector of All, I praise and thank You for reality, even when it is hard to fully understand.

The day and the nightBiblical touchstones:

  • In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
    Genesis 1:1-5
  • God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. Genesis 1:16
  • The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. Psalm 19:1-4

Invitation to prayer:

Position your body, hands and head first as The Day, and then as The Night.
What prayers are emerging from your heart, mind, and body? Pray them now.
Let them lead you where you need to go.

God creating the day and the night

Photos:  Day and the Night as depicted by thirteenth century sculptors. The outer left voussoir of the central bay of the north porch at the Chartres Cathedral in France.

Related posts on the creation sculptures at the Chartres Cathedral:

Deep Consideration

Heaven and Earth

In the beginning, God created…

Loved

Inspiration

The God of Creation

Creation: Part 2

The Fall of Humanity

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