In six days, God created the world and all that is in it. Human understanding of six days may be different than six days for our Lord, but time clocks are not the issue.
The first chapter of Genesis states- “And God said,”, nine times. Each time “God said,”, something new was created. By faith this information concludes God to be the most awe-inspiring painter, architect and sculptor ever to design and produce structure. But how does “God said,” generate life?
By faith we believe The Artist created light, sky, oceans, dry land, vegetation, the sun, the moon, stars, fish, birds, animals and man. God did it all, with nothing more than His command.
Genesis 1:3-5 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
God created light and darkness with only His voice. An unfathomable accomplishment in itself. Yet still, the first chapter of the Bible describes an even more awe-inspiring event: living objects produced from void space. How are humans to understand this event?
Genesis 1:20-21 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
It is easy to comprehend artists using different mediums to create masterpieces. Some artists becoming very famous for their works. Italian Michelangelo was a gifted master of many art forms, including painter. His exquisite murals on the Sistine Chaple ceiling stand iconic.
Frank Lloyd Wright, the acclaimed architect, has local ties. Historic Fallingwater, the stunning summer getaway he designed for Pittsburgh’s Edgar J. Kaufmann family is built into a mountain yet floats above a stream. Located in Bear Run, Pennsylvania, my family toured it several times.
Auguste Rodin created the famous bronze sculpture The Thinker, based on the theme of The Divine Comedy of Dante. An early cast of this statue sold in 2013 for a record $15.3 million dollars.
All three artistic masters created extraordinary works of art from basic earthy supplies. Pigments, oils, copper and wood. But imagine these talented men trying to create the same extraordinary masterpieces with no supplies – nothing. No pigments, or oils, no copper or wood – with absolutely nothing to work their creative genius. Accomplishing such tasks is inconceivable.
Truth is they could not paint, build or sculpt without proper supplies to achieve their goals. Void of supplies is where the talent of these human artists comes to an end. Actually their projects would never even begin. But God the Artist, He began with nothing yet created the heavens, the earth and everything in them with His voice.
Genesis 1:24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so.
Although the scientific world tries to break the first chapter of the Bible down to human terms with theories and alternative explanations, it is by faith we believe God created all things. And faith (believing in things not seen or provable) is a God made rock we Christians stand upon.
Why is faith in creation important? Because faith in believing the first chapter of the Bible is needed to carry us through to our faith in believing the last chapter of the Bible – Jesus is coming soon!