Faith – Make It Real

The Dove & Creation

Genesis 1:1-2 & Matthew 3:16

The dove above Jesus at His baptism.In Genesis, it says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was a formless void, there was darkness over the deep, and God’s Spirit hovered over the water.”

God’s Spirit is represented as a dove, which also hovers at the baptism of Jesus — Matthew tells us, “As soon as Jesus was baptized, He came up from the water, and suddenly the heavens opened and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming down on Him.”

I thought a reference in my New Jerusalem (research) Bible was very interesting: “The Spirit which hovered over the waters at the first creation now appears at the beginning of the new creation [in Jesus].”

I had never connected the two events before reading the reference. It’s food for thought.

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