I intend to step away a bit from the drama and feed my thoughts with other healthy things. Reading the Bible has not been admittedly on the very top of my list of to-do’s lately. And admittedly, also, I feel the dryness. Any growing Christian knows what I meant by that. I have not been very respectful of ny own spiritual feeding. But each time I take on it, I always take a spoonful of encouragement, unlearning, re-learning and this – discovery and trivia.
If this was relayed even during grade school religion classes, it must be one of the most uninteresting and overly familiar stories – basic. But it is now quite an interest now that it clears some stories I thought we all knew so well.
This is an interesting trivia for me. They were created together in the same day- man and land animals. They did not quite emphasize this during Sunday School or I was just not listening. So Eve and Adam was created in the same batch as the dinosaurs and the orangutans. No wonder our puny, non- God thoughts keep on connecting the animals and humans.
Gen 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
Gen 2:19 Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.
In summary of the timeline of creation is this:
Day 1: day and night
Day 2 : sky : the atmosphere
Day 3 : vegetation, plants and trees
Day 4: sun and moon
Day 5: birds and fishes and sea creatures
Day 6: livestock and wild animals and human beings
Day 7: rest
Ah! The beauty of re-making the stage play in my head and ironing out few pieces. I am just at the beginning of my reading journey.
Having known this, surely gave spice and added up fire in my interest to read more. I do not plan to be overly spiritual – this will be the works of the Holy Spirit. I only plan not to deprive my spirit of its share of its local delight – a spiritual food.
I wonder what else I can learn. I have lots of minute musings. I hope to find interest and sustain it, if not nourish it, in reading the Word. Hopefully I can share it too.
I planned to revisit Genesis again just because my nature travels pulled me to review the wonder of His creativity. I found myself fascinated by all the creatures of the sea. The underwater world is quite another earth on earth. It is just so beautiful. The land and the formations, the sunsets and the sunrise – they all echo the story. And quite indeed – they echo the glory of their Maker.