By: Ely Lagajino
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1
Before the world began, planet earth had no shape; no apples, computers, and people. There was nothing but darkness, an empty space, and place in the deepest waters. But God had an excellent plan called creation. God would populate the open space with beautiful things. (Bible Stories p.4)
Then God said,” Let there be light.” A great light appeared; God separated the darkness from the light. He called the darkness “night” and the light “day.” The evening and the morning were the first days (Gen1; 3-5).
On the second day, God spoke Let there be a sky with oxygen, and there came to be space separating clouds and water to give fresh air. “And God called the sky” Heaven. (Gen. 1:6-8) God did significant work on the second day, ready to create living creatures that depended on air to live.
On the third day, God made dry lands like Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. He gathered the waters and created them into sea, rivers, and streams of waters. He shaped mountains and hills with perfect form, no such sudden rugged drenches. Plains appeared covered with foliage like Bermuda grass, kangkong, camote tops, thornless roses, vines, and trees, including our favorite carabao and Indian mangoes. (Gen. 1:9-12)
On the fourth day, God said again, “Let there be light in the sky.” A round yellowish light appeared, which we call, sun to light our world during day time. He then created the moon and the stars that glowed and twinkled in the dark to shine on our planet at night.
God created everything good and placed each one exactly where it belongs for humans to benefit and enjoy.