We are all aware of God’s miracle of creation. We know there are seven days in which the world and everything in it was created. Whether these are actual literal days is not the point. Just for a refresher and review, let’s revisit the idea of what God created and when.
- On the first day, he created light.
- On the second day he separated the water above from the water below. God called the expanse “sky.”
- On the third day, God made dry land appear, which in turn was commanded to produce vegetation.
- On the fourth day, he created the lights in the sky: stars, moon, and the sun.
- On the fifth day, he created the fish of the sea and the birds of the air.
- On the sixth day, he created all living creatures that move along the ground as well as man, whom he commanded to increase and multiply.
- On the seventh day, God admired his work and rested.
When we look at God’s creation, we see completeness and totality. However, based upon today’s world, man was not satisfied with God’s idea of totality. Therefore man developed his own idea of creation. With that said, let’s look at man’s expression of creation.
- On the first day, man created light. The more light available, the more time to get things done. Therefore we must add artificial light to minimize darkness. This in turn can offer man more opportunities to work.
- On the second day, man began to propel toxins and pollutants into the sky. This was done because man believed the sky was infinite in nature and could handle all pollutants and toxins.
- On the third day, man began to use and abuse the land. He refused to let the land rest in its production of vegetation, and even begin to genetically modify all vegetation to outdo God’s own idea of perfection.
- On the fourth day, man began to ignore the lights in the sky. Though they clearly signaled a division between night and day, man did not distinguish this division because he found it not necessary.
- On the fifth day man began to utilize pesticides and herbicides to control the natural cycles of the vegetation. This in turn had negative effects on the birds of the air. As the pesticides and herbicides, along with other waste products, were dumped into our streams and water, man begin to pollute all waters of the earth.
- On the sixth day, man began to believe that he actually descended from the animals of the earth. He began to control population by his own means, and be irresponsible with the idea of procreation.
- On the seventh day, man decided to work another day. “Why rest?” he thought. Man concluded that every day was meant to work, and rest was really unnecessary. Man decided to create other days. He believed God did not create enough time.
- On the eighth day, man created pharmaceutical drugs. He believed the plants and herbs created by God were not good enough to keep people healthy.
- On the ninth day, man created metabolic syndrome. He believed this would create more usage of pharmaceutical drugs, therefore create more jobs.
- On the tenth day, man created debt and credit. He believes debt and credit were the way of the future. Therefore, banks grew larger as did financial debt.
- On the eleventh day, man created type II diabetes. He believed we needed an excuse for our lifestyle and concluded the blame needed to rest with our genetics.
- On the twelfth day, man created chronic disease. He believed that by creating chronic disease, he could generate more jobs by creating more hospitals and a larger, and more expensive, healthcare system.
- On the thirteenth day, man decided he needed to work more. Therefore he created stress.
- On the fourteenth day, man created depression. He believed it was a necessary part of a successful life, and pharmaceutical drugs could solve all occurrences.
- On the fifteenth day, man became so sick, depressed and tired that his creativity in regard to creation ceased has he tried in vain to find the purpose and meaning of life.
I don’t know about you, but as for Dr. Michele and I, we prefer God’s idea of creation.