Genesis 1:1-13

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was 1formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was 2moving over the surface of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

6 Then God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” 7 God made the 3expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was so. 8 God called the expanse heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.

9 Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. 10 God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them”; and it was so. 12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good. 13 There was evening and there was morning, a third day.

In day 3, I noticed that God created plants and trees, but it doesn’t stop there. It notes that he created them to produce seed after their kind, so that they could reproduce. Why? Why did they need to reproduce? Humans didn’t need that until after they had fallen and been cursed with a mortal life. So humans were even created unique in that respect (among others). We were originally created to live forever, but plants, trees, and even animals were always destined to die, and give birth, in an endless cycle. Only man (and woman of course) was intended to have fellowship with God for eternity.
After writing this, I walked out the door, and started driving to work. I was driving directly towards the sunrise, and then it hit me. God created that. When He created light, he knew how it would interact with the clouds, and the dust in the air, and everything else to make a gorgeous sunrise. He made light to contain the various colors that we take for granted every day. And He made it just to be beautiful.

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