After all that he had done, God rested. Not that he needed the rest – he NEVER needs rest – but to set an example for us, to show us how we should set aside a day of rest, a day to worship him.
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2 And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. 3 So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.
Here’s a nice little (uh… big) collage of most of the pictures. In fact, I think I got all the pictures that I used on there except for two. If you’re up for a challenge, which two pictures from the series didn’t I include in this collage?
I had a lot of fun making this series and I hope you had a lot of fun reading it. Thanks for following along!
On the fourth day God made the sun, moon, and stars, so we could have sunsets, sunrises, and beautiful, starry nights!
14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. 16 And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. 17 And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18 to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.
I had a lot of fun putting together the collage for this one! I love taking pictures of plants and flowers and hills. I’m so glad God chose to make plants and flowers like he did, to give the world a pop of natural color!
9 And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
11 And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. 12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.
Some of these pictures were from vacations I went on. If you think about it, people admire God’s creations, like waterfalls, National Parks, and giant redwood trees so much that they travel from far away just to see them. And why shouldn’t they?
(See the first post here.)
6 And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” 7 And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. 8 And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.
I love the sky and pretty much any kind of water: oceans, waterfalls, rivers… But God separated the ocean, etc. on day 3. See you tomorrow!
This week I’m going to try something different. For each day, I will post pictures of things God created on that day, in the very beginning when he created the world, along with the bible verse that goes with them. For instance, the first day (Sunday) God separated the light from the dark, so that’s what I’ll post about today. All of the pictures were taken by me. I hope you enjoy!
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And 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, the first day.
It’s hard to imagine what it would be like if we didn’t have both light and dark, isn’t it?
I don’t have many pictures for the first two days, but I had a LOT of options for the 3rd and 6th days, especially. See you tomorrow for sky and water – the 2nd day!