2nd Day: Creation of the firmament and dividing of the waters
3rd Day: Collection of waters (sea) and formation of dry land (earth); creation of plants
4th Day: Creation of heavenly bodies (sun, moon, and stars)
5th Day: Creation of sea creatures and birds from the waters
6th Day: Creation of cattle, creeping things, and beasts from the dry land; creation of mankind, male and female
When God finished creating everything, “God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.” God said, “See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.” Gen. 1:28-31.
I am always struck by the pride the Lord God takes in creation—‘indeed it was very good’. How often do we really take pride in our accomplishments? A good new year’s resolution might be to see ourselves through God’s eyes and remember that we are VERY GOOD.