Art Display • Baptism

The Spirit of God Moved on the Face of the Waters

By Aivazovsky Ivan Constantinovich

19th Century

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.” Genesis 1:2

God created the heavens and the earth. God created not only heaven and earth from nothing, but God created me from nothing. I did not exist, and then God willed me, and loved me into existence. Enter prayerfully into this piece in both the light and dark; the light invites the eyes, but the dark also accentuates the light. Consider the waters below: the dark and the waves at points are indistinguishable. Ponder the good and merciful God, who created from nothing.


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