In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be…(and as God said, so, all came to be)…And God saw that (all) was good (Genesis 1.1-4; summarizing, with my parenthetical additions and emphases, Genesis 1.1-31)
The Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being (Genesis 2.7; my emphasis)
So, the Hebrew poet, awestruck in contemplation,
perceived, believed, knew as true
that God’s Breath birthed the creation.
For, as the Divine Word (logos)
e’er is the animating Power of the universe,
as God spake
so, blew the wind of Spirit-life,
and all that is came to be.
Sometimes, though, I wonder.
Was it through Divine tears, too
(knowing all that would come,
all that, by human hand, would become of creation),
that God, thus, made us?
Note: Theodicy, from the Greek, theos (god) + dike (right or justice), meaning, the vindication of God (the term coined in 1710 by German philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Leibnitz, 1646-1716), is that branch of theology that seeks to answer the question of how evil and suffering, indeed, the evil of suffering, whether caused by natural forces or human will, can exist in a creation formed by an omnipotent, omnibenevolent God.
Illustration: God Created Adam, William Blake (1757-1827)