“You know that painting in the chapel where God is creating man?” Hattie asked Beth over the phone.
“Oh, you mean the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican? That’s Michelangelo’s work. It’s God and man, but their fingertips don’t quite touch.”
“I wonder why the painter didn’t have their fingertips touch?” Hattie knew she was getting off track. “Well anyway, the clouds sort of looked like that.”
Beth answered with sort of an artistic criticism. “Hattie, that is one of the greatest works of art ever, so you should probably say ‘artist’ and not ‘painter’.”
Hattie sobered. “It says Genesis, ‘In the beginning God created…’ and then, later in verse 26, Moses writes, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness….’.”
Both girls were quiet for a few seconds, then Beth added, “Hattie, this is a good time to continue with the fact that the Trinity was present at Creation. Most people don’t even think of it. That ‘our’ indicates at least two, but there are three. If you look back in verse 2, the Bible says, ‘and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.’”
Hattie cut in, to let her friend know she wasn’t all that unaware of the Trinity in Creation, “Beth, I’ll read to you from John Chapter 1 starting at verse one, ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life…..’.
“To me,” Beth replied, “that pretty much proves that God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit were present and involved in Creation.”
“It’s an awesome thought. I hope our readers with consider this and be in awe, also.”
“Me, too. I’ll see you tomorrow, Hattie. Find some more great cloud images. Bye.”