LET THERE BE LIGHT
I know, I know…the Bible is not a science book.
What I wonder, though, do you think it is true?
I keep hearing that the earth is
2. something billion years old…the universe even older than that…
Yeah, God could have created everything, but not just thousands of years ago…billions. Science has proven…science tells us…even God could have used evolution which we have proven to be true.
Don’t be so literal, Randy.
The Bible is a book to teach you how to live. Who cares if it was billions of years or thousands?
I kinda care.
Here’s what I think. Granted, I have no more weight on my side than anyone else.
Shoot, I didn’t even finish college.
So…consider my opinion.
When God said (according to Genesis), “Let there be light,” that is (according to Genesis) the first time there was light. (oooh, time…interesting) A God who is Spirit doesn’t need light to see…but things he is going to create do need light. So, there it is.. Light…and it was good.
Then, He separates light from darkness, day from night…evening and morning, first day.
Then He separated waters above from waters below and made Heaven. (No, I can’t explain this yet) The second day.
So, the next step…separate dry land from waters, and then, cause vegetation and fruit trees to sprout on the land, all bearing seed so they would continue to spread over the earth. And each kind bore seed that would make the same kind. Evening, morning, third day.
Then, God made the sun, moon, and stars to divide the day from the night. (Wait a minute…how could there have been evening and morning without the sun? I’ve got a better question for you…how could there have been a sun, moon, and stars without light? Good thing God planned ahead.) Evening, morning, day Four.
Now, it gets busy…living creatures to fill the waters, some salt water, some fresh water…bam. Birds to fly in the sky, big ones, little ones…bam. All the birds and the creatures in the water were made to be fruitful to multiply. Good news for future hunters and fishermen. Evening and morning…fifth day.
Now, let’s get cracking…God makes animals for the land. So many kinds. Creeping animals, running animals , dogs, cats, livestock, turtles, elephants, slots, platypus (what is plural for platypus?), unicorns (it’s in the Bible, kjv version), behemoths, leviathan, lions and tigers and bears, oh my, reptiles (dinosaurs? I think so.) And all of them were capable of reproducing according to their kind. But God wasn’t done yet. Caretakers needed. God made man, male and female, that, in small abilities, were kinda made in His image. Ability to think, reason, even figure out how to create stuff. Imagine that.
Then he made them in charge of this earth, giving them “dominion over all living things” (this has got to infuriate PETA. “Animals are people, too.”) But man could think, reason, figure things out, talk to God.
It was all very good!
Evening, morning, sixth day
Now, everything was created, light, waters, dry ground, stars, moons, planets, fish, birds, animals…and humans.
All in six days.
“And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.”
Genesis 2:2-3 ESV
So…did God bless a day…or did God bless an epoch?
I think it was a day.
After all, you can’t have a sun if you don’t have light…right?