Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Build A Story World
“That’s a pretty horrible account compared to the majestic telling of creation we find in Genesis and some other cultural stories.” Gary F. Moring
Genesis, chapter one, also incorporates seven units as seven days in the creation story. However in this presentation each unit details the events of each day as bringing forth a new life-giving aspect of creation.
Life begins with light being divided from darkness, moving to the creation of heavens and water, then land and vegetation, next sun, moon, stars followed by ocean life, birds, then living vegetation, animals, humans and ending on the seventh day when God rests. Such a magnitude of abundance given as gifts.
When each segment of creation is completed He pauses and “God saw that it was good.” Then He moves on to the next stage. On the sixth day of creation, when He created male and female in His own image, “God saw all that He had made, and behold it was very good.”
Both of these creation stories used order and structure to lay the basis of their cosmology content—the coinage by which they determine the value of life. Their system used the same building bricks, but differ completely in their theology and attitude towards life. One a picture of profound grief, the other countless images of praise.
Exercise: Again put together a three generational genealogical pattern for a direct descendant family in your story world. This time make the entire pattern based on an ongoing desire to serve others. Make them altruistic in a particular field. How far has their influence reached without their knowledge?
Share: What part this version did you find intriguing? What part made you smile?