As I sat down for today’s reading in Genesis, I figured I would read from my trusty NASB. But as I asked God to give me fresh eyes to read His Word, I was immediately prompted to grab The Message translation from the shelf.
I’m so glad I did.
The poetic language stirred my heart. In it I sensed the joy our Creator had in creating “all you see, all you don’t see” (1:1–2). Listen to these phrases that describe God’s creative acts:
Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. . . .
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