Design Inspiration for the Day God Created the Sky

The design inspiration for "Day 2 of Creation: Separation of the Waters" comes from Genesis 1:6-8 (NLT) which says, "Then God said, 'Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth.' And that is what happened. God made this space to separate the waters of the earth from the waters of the heavens. God called the space 'sky.' And evening passed and morning came, marking the second day."

My mind can't fully comprehend that... God created the sky. At first it may seem matter-of-fact, but when I really think about it, I guess I've always thought of "sky" as emptiness, air, or blue, but to God, even the space in between—the nothingness between two entities of purpose—has a purpose.

Even though the purpose is a huge mystery to me, I know that God took a whole day to make it and it's for a reason. Maybe the reason was to point out the importance of putting space between things in our lives. Maybe it was to help give attention and significance to the entities it separates. Maybe it was purely for our enjoyment! Maybe it was to create a global greenhouse that provided not only a consistent temperature for the earth, but also protected us from harmful radiation from the sun (which hadn’t been created yet) and provide a water-rain cycle to support life (which also hadn't been created yet). Maybe it was to show off his foresight and intelligent design.

Whatever way I look at it, I'm just glad I'm not in charge... This piece is my take on the day God created the sky.


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