God Creating the Sun and the Moon (Day 4 of Creation at Chartres)

The forms we hold (even if only in our imagination) influence the forms we create.

My prayer response:

Help me to imagine more creatively than ever before. I ask with hope and a willingness to change.

God creating the sun and moon

 

Biblical touchstones:

  • God said, “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day. Genesis 1:14-19

God creating the sun and moon

  • Praise God, sun and moon; praise God, all you shining stars! Psalm 148:3
  • There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; indeed, star differs from star in glory. 1 Corinthians 15:41

Invitation to prayer:

Position your hands as God’s hands.

God creating the sun and moon

What prayers are emerging from your hands, heart, mind, and body?
Pray them now. Let them lead you where you need to go.

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

God creating the sun and moon

Related posts on the creation sculptures at the Chartres Cathedral:

Vegetation (Day 3 of Creation at Chartres)

Creation Plants and Trees

The Firmament

Envisioning Creation

Night and Day

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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