The Story of Creation: How One Man Turned Nothing into Everything
Before the beginning there was nothing. The kind of nothing that no one could define, because there was no one. It was a deeper nothing than the kind of nothing we know nothing about, even today. Then one day, out of the darkness of nothing, something appeared. It was someone. His name was God.
In the beginning...
In the beginning, God made the above, the below, and the in between. Darkness and nothingness was what remained, and God had no choice but to float above this dark nothingness. And so, he created light. God decided he enjoyed this light, so he left it alone, but only for half the time. This one half he called “day.” The other half (the one without light) he called “night.” This was an improvement from the deep, dark nothing, and God was pleased. This was the first day ever in the history of days.
Now, there is the above, the below, and the in between. There is also the dark and the light, the day and night, but all of it is still confusing and formless. Some organization was in order. And so, God decided to “let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” The vault separated the above from the below. He called it the "sky". This was the second day.
The work was taking shape, but God wasn’t fully satisfied. There was no longer nothing, but there still wasn't something. And so, God put all the water into one place and made room for dry ground. He named the wet parts “seas” and the dry parts “land.” Overall, God was pleased. For the dry parts he added trees, weeds, bushes, grasses, plants, flowers and more. He was even more pleased. This was the third day.
God was unimpressed with the vault. He had already made light, but had no source. And so, he made two: one to rule over the day, and one to rule over the night. A star and a moon. Now the vault had something. But God wanted something great, so he added stars. God was pleased and called it a day. He called it the fourth day.
God wasn’t pleased with the wet parts. Something was missing. And so, God added living creatures with fins; big ones, small ones, slow ones and fast ones to swim here and there as they pleased. And he was pleased. But he wasn’t pleased with the vault. There was something (the two big lights and the stars) but something great was still missing. And so, he added living creatures with wings to the vault as well; big ones, small ones, slow ones and fast ones to fly here and there as they pleased. The day was now over, and God was pleased with all the creatures he had added to the above and below. This was the fifth day
God was satisfied with the above and the below, but unimpressed with the in between. The dry parts were missing something great, and so God added living creatures. He made all kinds of creatures; dinosaurs, worms, ladybugs, giraffes, cows, turtles and more, including one very special kind that looked just like him. He asked of this very special kind to “rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” This special kind was mankind, and they would do just as he asked of them, unfortunately. He was pleased. In fact, he was pleased with most everything. His work had been creative and painless. It was all very good. This was the sixth day.
God looked upon the great something he had created out of the deep nothing, and he smiled. Exhausted, he sat down on a cloud that floated in the vault and said, “live and let live" to everything above, below, and in between. This was the seventh day.
This is the story of how one man turned the deep nothing into the infinite everything, in one week.
The Story of Creation: Fact or Fiction?
More by this Author
How could you ever be bored in Orange County, California? Use the links with this list of 100 things to do in Orange County, California and you are guaranteed to find something to entertain you.
As a waiter or waitress, fulfilling customer expectations is often easier said than done. Follow this 10-step guide and you will end your next shift with less stress and full pockets.
Teaching english as a foreign language is challenging, yet rewarding career path. To avoid some of these challenges, here are 10 common problems that teachers face in the classroom, and their possible solutions.