Follow Me: It’s All Good

creation-image Observations as I follow God through the Chronological Bible.

Genesis 1:6-23

On days two through five of creation I observe God working in a methodical manner, one thing at a time. He first spoke his desire. Having stated what he desired, he then took action to make it a reality. He also named what he made, formed or created.

God separated the waters that covered the earth with an expanse that he made and called heaven. He commanded the waters below Heaven to gather into one place so the land could be seen. He named the dry land earth and the waters seas. Next on his agenda were grass, plants, and fruit trees to nourish life before there were any living creatures in need of food. Within the plants and trees are seeds, which made them a perpetual source of sustenance.  On the fourth day God made a different form of light than the light (happiness) he called into existence on day one. He made the sun, moon and stars guaranteeing there would always be a source of light even in the darkness of night. Something new happened on the fifth day. The first living creatures are created to fill the seas and the heaven. To the living creatures God spoke a blessing. “Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.”[1]

In the first five days of creation I read five times that God paused to observe what he had done, and he “saw that it was good.”[2] The Apostle Peter admonished the recipients of his second letter to remember “With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.”  One year to God is less than two minutes.[3]  Therefore, as we perceive time it took God five days to transform a shapeless void of darkness and misery into something “good”. But to God less than a second had elapsed.

Regardless of what we think about this planet and the creatures that inhabit this planet, in God’s heart, opinion, thoughts it is all GOOD. God’s response to darkness and misery was to do good, and he is not finished. On day six, he will do something “very good.”

I can conclude that I am following a God who judges his creation when they rebel against his divine order, and then produces happiness by cutting down the misery and evil they build. He is able to transform a catastrophe into something good in less than a minute. His power is so great and he moves so fast, if he had not slowed time to our ability to perceive it we would be incapable of understanding him.

[1] Genesis 1:22, KJV

[2] Genesis 1:4,10, 12, 18, 21

About Teena Myers

Teena is the Vice Chairman of the Southern Christian Writers Guild, author of three books and a freelance writer.
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One Response to Follow Me: It’s All Good

  1. David says:

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