And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.
And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.” So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.
And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
by: Chris Galarneau.
Have you ever just stopped and thought about how truly amazing our world is? All of it works in concert—even in its fallen state the world sings along. What an amazing testament to our God—not just to His power, but also to His creativity and love. He is a master-craftsman! All the details of life and matter, all the way down to the molecular level, are beautiful and complex! When you think that the God who did all of that is not only near you, but intimately cares about you, is it not a great comfort that He is in control of your life? Life can be hard and we are easily distracted, but take a minute to reorient your perspective. Even in the worst storm of life, God is more than able to see you through it! Rest easy in that this Sabbath day!