In the beginning

In the beginning
Of God’s creation
There was potential:
Energy, chaos, intention…
And then there was light —
And darkness
And differentiation
Not a day nor a night measured by a sun or a planet’s rotation
Just the eve of something great,
With order to follow,
And the actualization of a vision

creation

On the eve of completion,

humankind became a part of that vision,

little less than divine, but still

There was potential:
Energy, chaos, intention…
And light —
And darkness
And differentiation
And days measured by a sun and a planet’s rotation
Yet still an understanding of what it means to be
Just the eve of something great,
Without being rooted in time
With order to follow
And chaos still looming
And a vision not yet actualized
But in progress.

Shabbat

Shalom,
Rabbi Craig Scheff

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One response to “In the beginning”

  1. Jonathan Drill says :

    A short but thoughtful and great poem!

    Sent from Jon Drill’s iPhone

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