In the beginning, all was darkness
and God said, “let there be light,
and because God had said it, there was light.
In the beginning, all was silence
and God sang the song of creation,
and because God sang,
all the stars and spheres vibrated to the music of God.
In the beginning, all was still
and God laughed,
and because God laughed,
the waters took up the roar and the ripple of it;
and ebbed and flowed and seeped and swirled
and delighted in the ways of its being.
In the beginning, all was dull,
and God painted,
and because God painted,
the sky became blue,
and purple, and pink,
and rainbows hung there.
The grass became green and flowers
and butterflies danced in the drips
and settled like jewels on the earth.
In the beginning, all was unconscious,
and God breathed,
and because God breathed,
men and women woke up from their sleeping,
they breathed of the very life of God
and stood in wonder
before the work of God’s hands.
They beheld the glory of God
in all that God had made
and they saw that it was very good.
~ from “Colouring the World,” a service prepared by the Wellsprings community. Posted on http://www.wellsprings.org.uk/liturgies/carnival_noah.htm