Genesis 1:6-8 (ESV)
6 And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” 7 And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. 8 And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.
This expanse was established by God to separate two waters. These are the higher and the lower. The division is between the waters under the expanse from the waters above. The expanse is called heaven.
This is the space between God and the earth. It includes the air we breathe, the skies above us, and space itself. Our ability to live and move is reliant upon this day of Creation. It hinges on this moment. A bird’s ability to fly hinges on this day also. And God makes a place to put his heavenly bodies to be created in a couple days. This astonishing truth leads us to ponder the reliance the Creation truly has on God. I’ll see you again next Saturday. Soli Deo Gloria.