Creation and Restoration, Genesis, Part 1
This is the first moment, the moment of happening. All that exists in that moment of happening is God and the waters. The waters are plural; there are many waters, of different natures. It is all in darkness. The Spirit of God sees the darkness, as the darkness, too, has a nature.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he 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—the first day.
So God created light, the energy from which all life is made and sustained. God here gives over God’s own strength and creativity, that the Earth may be formed, and life created. God’s energy is limitless and unending, and its only source is God. God praises the light, that is, lifts its qualities as pure and wholesome. The dark remains, and God does not condemn it. Darkness and night are also necessary, a balance to light. In rest we are healed and renewed. Too much light and radiation will be detrimental to the life God will create.
God prepares the Earth to be self-sustaining, providing a way for life-giving water to renew. The “sky” – our atmosphere – would be the source of purified water, fresh eater, for Earth’s survival and productivity.
The waters under the sky separate into their different natures, seas and lakes. The good ground appears, as God intended before Creation. It is rich soil, perfect soil.
11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.
God created seed-bearing vegetation so that trees, flowers and fruit would populate the Earth. The Earth was not meant to be in stasis, but to be a living entity, a biome, a haven for life and beauty. Because living beings need periods of light and dark to grow and receive nourishment, day and night made the complete cycle.