While I have read the Bible, I never tire of studying it. While we are currently living in “hell on earth” I decided to go back to Genesis.
Most people have a seven day week that is determined mostly by a job and family. While we may have busy days….God was busier in his “seven days”.
We know the number seven is significant so let’s start with the first reference of the number – creation. On day one these are the tasks God created… 1. Creation of the heavens and earth. 2. Creation of light…earth was nothing but water at this point. 3. Separation from light and dark (day and night). My goodness God was a busy guy even on day one. Put yourself in God’s shoes for a moment….you are starting your Monday and you decide to create a world called earth and heavens above it. While with good imagination you might come up with some concept but would never have the tools to execute such a task. Then to take it a step further God created day and night. In his infinite wisdom he knew every life form would need a period of rest and growth…even the earth.
On day two or our Tuesday how would you be at creating and completing the heavens? Just speaking for myself I could not create except maybe in a painting.
Now we are at “hump day”, Wednesday, God’s third day. He is having another busy day with the creation of land mass and vegetation. At this point he is seeing a portion of his dream realized.
On day four, our Thursday, God determines more light is needed and he creates the sun and moon and then the stars. Think of it now he casts the sun and moon into place and says that was not enough and created the millions of stars to light up the heavens. What do you typically do on a Thursday…bet it is not hand placing stars!
Now we are at day five. For most of us it is seen as “fish day” or the last work day of the week. For God, he still could not see the end of his week in sight. He was busy creating every living creature particularly those of the sea. All those whales, millions of fish and other creatures of the deep God created in one day.
While we may typically wake up late on our sixth day, Saturday, God was up early creating the livestock and the beasts and still had a few minutes to create man in his own image. Wow, I consider myself to be a fairly smart and creative person but I am but a grain of sand under God’s feet.
On day seven our Sunday, God knowing he still had a lot left to do looked at what he had done and was pleased. Then and only then did he choose to rest.
For me at least I am glad God spent these six days creating. He certainly earned his day of rest on Sunday.
Have a blessed Sunday and a productive week.