Title: 7 Days of Creation
Materials: Acrylic paint on canvas
Dimensions: 100 cm x 100 cm
Description: Paintings depicting what the Lord has created in each of the 7 days.
Done in Collaboration with YMI
DAY 1 OF CREATION
Formless, empty and dark the earth was at the start.
“Let there be light” God said, and then there were two parts.
Light he called “day” and darkness he called “night”.
And this was just the start of God’s show of might.
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty,darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
DAY 2 OF CREATION
God proceeded on the second day,
His power he continued to display.
An expanse was made to separate the waters,
God called it “heaven” then evening came after.
GENESIS 1: 6-8
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.
DAY 3 OF CREATION
Land and sea were next to be,
God spoke, then came forth plants and trees.
The earth brought forth all kinds of seeds
and God was truly pleased with his deeds.
GENESIS 1: 9-12
9 And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
11 And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. 12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.
DAY 4 OF CREATION
Two lights he created to illuminate and give sight,
The greater light ruled the day, the other the night.
Stars were next, in the sky they stood,
and God saw that it was very good.
14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. 16 And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. 17 And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18 to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.
DAY 5 OF CREATION
God decided it was time to make creatures,
The earth was almost a complete picture.
Both winged and water kinds swarmed the earth,
And in His perfect plan, there was no dearth.
20 And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.” 21 So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” 23 And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.
DAY 6 OF CREATION
“Let the earth bring forth the living creatures”
That’s how animals became a permanent fixture.
Finally God made man in his own image,
And that began Adam’s very own lineage.
GENESIS 1: 24-31
24 And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. 25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” 29 And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. 30 And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. 31 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
DAY 7 OF CREATION
Creation was completed in their vast array,
So God rested on the very seventh day.
He blessed the day and made it holy,
And that was the close of the creation story.
GENESIS 2: 1-3
Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.
2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
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