I am counting down the Twelve Days of Christmas from a non traditional way and today would be the “Sixth Day of Christmas.” Maybe I will learn something new as I try to accomplish counting down the days until Christmas. The Six Geese A-Laying is for “The six days of creation.”
First day: God creates light. (The source of light is not mentioned; it is described by some as a “primordial light”, to be distinguished from the sun and moon which are created later in the week.) The light is divided from the darkness, and “day” and “night” are named.
Second day: God creates a firmament and divides the waters above it from the waters below. The firmament is named “heaven.”
Third day: God gathers the waters together, and dry land appears. “Earth” and “sea” are named. Then God brings forth grass, herbs and fruit-bearing trees on the Earth.
Fourth day: God creates lights in the firmament of Heaven, to separate light from darkness and to mark days, seasons and years. Two great lights are made (most likely the Sun and Moon; but not named), and the stars.
Fifth day: God creates birds and sea creatures; they are commanded to be fruitful and multiply.
Sixth day: God creates wild beasts, livestock and reptiles upon the Earth. He then creates Man and Woman in His “image” and “likeness.” They are told to “be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it.” Humans and animals are given plants to eat. The totality of creation is described by God as “very good.”
Seventh day: God, having completed his work of creation, rests from His work. He blesses and sanctifies the seventh day.
God’s World Video!
Having faith in what you believe is what being a Christian is all about. We have The Bible the word of God to study, learn and answer our questions about life’s mysteries. God gave us free will so that we can decide for ourselves; right form wrong, good form evil and He gave us our other senses like our conscience, spirit, mind and heart to help us to make the choices that we make every day. I am in awe everyday at the wonders of God’s creation, aren’t you? Like these pictures in this Blog entry: One Minute For God they are beyond belief but just a small example of the beauty and majesty of this world that God has created for us to see.
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
It is beyond my ability to comprehend the many splendorous and mystical wonders of God’s creation. Who could have possibly thought of all of this? Only the Creator of all, our Lord God!
Thanks for Listening,
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