The earth was void. Formless. Dark. Chaotic. The Holy Spirit hovered over it. His presence surrounded it. His presence overshadowed the darkness. And then He, Creator God spoke. The void become something. The formless took shape. Dark became light. Chaos became order. He said, “Let there be” and there was.

Fast forward thousands of years. The earth is once again dark. But this time God goes to a young woman. He gives her a promise but before He once again hovers, He waits for permission. This time He doesn’t say, “Let there be” but He waits to hear her say, “Let it be unto me.” The Holy Spirit once again hovers. He overshadows her. His presence surrounds her. The empty womb becomes full of the very presence of God. Life is breathed into her. She gives birth to the light of the world. When her Son speaks, demons tremble, sickness flee, oppression ends, and peace permeates.

Fast forward 2000 years. The earth is once again dark. His presence is still eager to hover, overshadow. But He is still waiting for each of us to say, “Let it be unto me.” And when we do, He overshadows us. His presence surrounds us. Like Mary, we carry His son. Mary for 9 months but we get to carry His son for a lifetime. In Him, we get to speak and see demons tremble, sickness flee, oppression ends and peace permeates. In Him, we get to speak to situation that seem void and bring hope. In Him we get to bring order to chaos. And just like it did at the beginning of time, it starts with the Holy Spirit hovering.

The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. (Genesis 1:2-3 NLT)