Genesis, chapter 1
February is always a dark and difficult month for me, even though the days are getting longer.
But last week I was listening to a young colleague talking about her teaching, and she was so sincere and devoted, so intent, I could feel my heart lifting.
And then an older colleague started to talk, and I was moved again, by what she was saying, by her wisdom and compassion.
And then, a few days later, as I was walking out of class in a crowd of students, one of them reached out and patted me on the back.
Just that. No words.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, and he created the light, and the light shone in the darkness, and it’s still shining. Creation didn’t just happen once and it didn’t just happen then. It’s always happening, through Christ and his love, through the Spirit and its work, and however dark and chaotic our lives can seem, however dreary, we know that there is order and beauty, and meaning and power, and that the light is always shining, underneath.