The creation account in Genesis 1 speaks of the greatness of the power of God in creating the world. Scientists have spent thousands of years attempting to understand what God created in six days.
God spoke on the first day of creation, and the universe came into existence. Complete with all of the laws of chemistry and physics created and working perfectly — gravity, the speed of light, electro-magnetics, protons, neutrons, electrons, the periodic table of elements. But, God brought them all into a functioning reality in one day.
God spoke on the third day of creation and the plants came into existence, complete with all of the workings of plant physiology in place, working perfectly. Plant tissue, photosynthesis, respiration, cellular structures, genetics, cell division, seeds that reproduce, … all working together to sustain plant life. We are still studying plant life, in attempts to understand what God created in a day with His spoken word.
God spoke on the fourth day of creation and the vast number of stars come into existence. Billions and billions of galaxies, each containing billions and billions of stars and planets, spanning millions and millions of light years. We are still trying to see the end of what God created in a day with His spoken word.
God spoke on the fifth and sixth days and all of the animals came into existence. Complete with all of the workings of anatomy and physiology in place for the various species in the world, and all working perfectly. Skeletal systems, muscular systems, nervous systems, cardiovascular systems, respiratory systems, digestive systems, reproductive systems, endocrine systems, metabolism, DNA, the brain, the ability to speak. Just the anatomy and physiology of human beings is enough to chart the course of a life-time of study. But God created not only humans. He also created sharks and whales and salmon and lobsters, eagles and owls and bats and hummingbirds, tigers and bears and rabbits and anteaters, Each of them unique. Each of them fully functional and able to reproduce according to their kind. And God spoke it all into existence, working perfectly the day He spoken them into existence.
It’s no wonder that throughout the rest of the Bible, we hear verses that describe the glory of God in His creating work. “Since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made” (Romans 1:20).