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15th Sunday after Pentecost, September 5, 2021

Week 1 – Energy from Creation Time Package

Scripture: Genesis 1:1-2 NRSV Scripture: 

From Rev. Heather Leffler:

Pondering the first “day” of creation, I was taken back to high school science class and the law of conservation of energy. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, only converted from one form to another. This basic law filled me with awe as I imagined God’s Spirit breathing over the chaos – drawing together and transforming elements and energy until light emerged from darkness. All that was came together in a new way to begin the process of providing the needed elements for life.

All living things need light and darkness. Sunlight not only lets us see to live, work and play but also gives us vitamin D to boost our happiness and immune system, fight all kinds of infections and serious illnesses. Through photosynthesis plants use sunlight to make food for them and us and provide us with the air we breathe. As much as we need light, we also need the rest that comes with darkness allowing our bodies to restore themselves as we sleep. In God’s time, energy was converted into light and darkness making way for all life.

Ponder and Pray
How do you picture the winds of God blowing over the waters?

Holy Mystery, we give thanks that all life
 finds its source in you.
Show us how we can conserve energy
and use it in ways that help your creation heal. Amen.

Picture thanks to Marianne Poschung

Can you find the angel?