“Then God said, ‘Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.’ God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good. God blessed them, saying, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.’ There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day” – Genesis 1:20-23, NASB95
Every time the Word of God is spoken it brings change. Things are never left the same. It creates, forms and fills. And once the Word is spoken there is no turning back to the old order of things. Each Word uttered builds on another Word, and every Word spoken comes together in beautiful harmony. Everyday God is in the process of building and he will not stop until everything is finished.
This is what the Lord did in his first creation and he is still doing the same with his new creation.
This new creation is taking far longer to make than his old creation because its glory will far outweigh the glory of the old. Each day he is working to renew until he can finally sit back and see that everything he made is not merely good, but very good.
Everyday God creates there is progress. Each day builds on another and it is all working to a final goal—a final climatic conclusion. At day five we are more than half way through God’s work of creation and the glory of this day is greater than the glory of all the days before. God is doing a new thing, something he has not done before. And day five is clearly marked by some new precedents. It is the first day that God creates autonomous living creatures—creatures that have their own mind and have the capacity to act on their own. It is also the first day God blesses his creation; God speaks a specific blessing over the sea creatures and the birds, enabling them to reproduce.
Prayer: Lord, when you speak there is no turning back. Your Word changes everything and beautifies whatever receives it. Let me hear your fresh Word today and may it take me deeper and higher in you, in Jesus’ name.