In the beginning, in the silence, in the emptiness of space; in that nowhere place where no-one can hear you scream; in the shadowed wastes of deep dark pits of chaos; in the blackest black hole, God created order and said, “Let there be light.”
In the beginning, when visions streamed in glory from hell’s all-swallowing halls, God made holiness, and the whole new universe began.
In the beginning, this was what we gained; God’s law was wholly wise and gave all we’d ever need, but we, God-made, all disobeyed. Then all creation screamed. In the beginning, let us pray.