What did God Create on the First Day?

Written By DEXTER

Dexter is a pastor who enjoys reading and studying the Bible to inspire and empower others.

So, What did God create on the first day? Well, the answer to this eternal mystery is laid out in the Bible. God created light as the first act of creation that separated the day from the night. He also made the sky, dry land, and the vegetation. What’s more, God blessed the sun, moon, and stars so they could all be used as markers for the days and the years.

The wonder of it all is that God created all of these marvelous things in six days. On the seventh day, He rested and declared it a day of rest for all. God’s creation of the universe was an extraordinary and miraculous event!

When we think about the power and ability of God – the limitless Creator of Heaven and Earth – it naturally generates awe and appreciation. By contemplating the grandeur of what He created in the first day and on the other days of Creation week, our faith can be increased in the magnitude of His power and wisdom.

What’s more, God does not rest on His laurels. Every day He creates something new. The beauty of a sunrise or a sunset or the proliferation of blooming flowers, green plants, and trees are all expressions of His creating power. As Mother nature shows us the splendor of His creative ability, we can be left greatly in awe.

The wonders and the beauties of God’s creation are everywhere. They are found in the stars and planets, the mountains and valleys, the seas and lakes, and the forests and deserts. All of these testify to His creative genius and power. Nothing can escape or deny the overwhelming evidence that God creates something new.

If we look around, we can all see how amazing and truthful the Bible is when it claims that God created the world on the first day. What’s more, God created all the incredible things of this world – the seasons, the animals, the birds, the fish, the jobs, and the people – on the first day. Awe-inspiring!

Specifically What Did God Create on the First Day?

Scripture tells us that on the first day of creation, God created the heavens and the earth, the waters of the seas, and the light. First God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Darkness filled the earth which God divided into two, creating day and night. What a sight that must have been!

Next, God created a canopy called the sky. It served as a dome to protect the earth from the likes of wind, snow, hail and rain. Under this great canopy, God created the first plants, and with them, greening of the earth.

God also created the dry land from the waters and named it, “Earth”. What’s more, God created the sun, moon, and stars to rule over the night and the day. He also made the first creatures—the birds and the fish—to populate the skies and the seas.

On the first day of creation, God gave us the light and dark, the land and the sky, the seas and the creatures. He placed us in an amazing, beautiful world with the power to create, appreciate, and explore. What a testament to His love and might!

What About Mankind?

The Bible acknowledges that God created humans on the sixth day. In Genesis 1:27, it records, “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” But this does not mean that mankind is separate from God’s first day of creation. After all, mankind was part of the overall creative work of the week.

Furthermore, God has set His creative touch in all parts of our lives. From our very genes, our physical abilities, our thoughts, and our emotions, we can see His incredible creative ability at work in each one of us. This should inspire us to look at how far His creative touch reaches.

In short, God not only created the physical realm on the first day, but also the spiritual realm. He also created us with our capabilities, emotions, and thoughts. We are a testament to His power and love. What great love He bestowed upon us!

What Can We Take Away?

The first day of creation in the Bible is such a beautiful story. It tells of the God who created this magnificent universe – and, most importantly, of His unlimited power, glory, and creativity. He created this world from nothing and blessed it with life. We can marvel at all the wonders of His doing and reflect on the beauty of His newly crafted nature.

What’s more, we can be reminded of how much He loves us. After all, He created us for His own pleasure. His divine nature is indelibly stamped on our minds and hearts, prompting us to look for a relationship with Him. What a wonderful God we serve!

When we reflect on the first day of Creation, it will lead us to a path filled with greatness and glory. We can be encouraged by His Word and carry it with us in whatever we do. We can indeed count it all an unspeakable joy!

Why Reflect Upon Creation?

Now more than ever, reflecting upon the wonders of God’s Creation can lend us a sense of awe and appreciation. It can restore our faith in Him, and call forth our love for Him. It can also highlight the wonderful truth of God’s great love for us.

In this way, recalling Creation can fortify our trust in Him and give us clarity in the uncertainties of life. We can come to understand that no matter what happens, God is in control. He has crafted our lives to be part of this grand divine tapestry of Creation.

St. Augustine once said, “O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!” What a reminder of the grandness and greatness of God. He made all that we see and know, and still has plenty of unfinished work to keep us marveling. What a beautiful thought!

What Then?

Ultimately, when we contemplate and meditate on the Creation week, we come to experience the wonder of God’s amazing works and grandeur. Our faith is strengthened, and His love throbs in our hearts. With this, we can go forth and offer the world an incomparable witness to His glorious works.

Reflecting on the creation week, and especially on the first day, reminds us of what God accomplished in six days. He created light to fill the darkness with life and filled the universe with His glorious presence. No one can be left untouched by the beauty of it all!

The question is then, how can we live a life that reflects the glory of God? How can we live a life that attests to God’s divine power, and appeals to the wonders of His Creation? What steps can we take to live a life that of deepest honor and reverence for this great God?