Ethan, my five year old grandnephew, has started kindergarten this fall! I picked him up from school last Friday for our “Play Date”. As he and his classmates were exiting their classroom in an orderly fashion, Ethan broke rank and ran toward me with pieces of paper waving in each hand. One hand held a paper boat he had made that morning and the other held a paper airplane. Upon further questioning, I learned that his class was studying the Days of Creation. They were learning that God had created the sky and water on the second day. Hence the boat and airplane. I have to confess, I was having trouble remembering what God created each day so we “checked out” Genesis at lunch while munching on peanut butter sandwiches, carrots, and apple slices.
I was reminded again of how marvelous and awesome our Supreme Creator, God, is!!! The creation story tells us so much about Him. We see God creating the world in a majestic display of power, purpose, and order–
First Day: Light (so there was light and darkness, day and night)
Second Day: Sky and water (waters separated)
Third Day: Land and seas (waters gathered); vegetation
Fourth Day: Sun, moon, and stars (to govern the day and night and to mark the seasons, days and years)
Psalm 148 tells us that, “He set them in place forever and forever; declaring they will never pass away.”
Fifth Day: Fish and birds (to fill the waters and the sky)
Sixth Day: Animals (to fill the earth)
Psalm 148: 7,10 “Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depth, wild animals and all cattle, small creatures and flying birds.”
-Man and Woman (to care for the earth) and commune with God
Seventh Day: God rested and declared all He had made was good!
“Praise to The Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near;
Join me in glad adoration!”
In Joyful Surrender,
(References from the NIV and hymn author Joachim Neander)