When considering how the playful love of God might be seen in the very act of creation, the RRC’s good friend Rev’d Jonathan Lawson reminded us of this wonderful proverb in which Wisdom expresses it’s delight in the creativity of those mythical early days… We have quoted the whole proverb here and an image of The Creation (Lunette) from the Portfolio “Spanish Colonial Designs of New Mexico” for your enjoyment!
The Lord created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of old.
Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth.
When there were no depths I was brought forth, when there were no springs abounding with water.
Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I was brought forth;
before he had made the earth with its fields, or the first of the dust of the world.
When he established the heavens, I was there, when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,
when he made firm the skies above, when he established[d] the fountains of the deep,
when he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might not transgress his command,
when he marked out the foundations of the earth,
then I was beside him, like a master workman; and I was daily his delight,
rejoicing before him always,
rejoicing in his inhabited world
and delighting in the sons of men.
Proverbs 8:22-31 (Revised Standard Version)