Genesis 1:25 (NLT)
God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to produce offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.
TIME OF DAY:
Not specified in Bible text.
Light is entering the scene from the sun above. Notice it lights the deer & lion particularly with an orange glow on the left.
From left to right: Northern muriqui (woolly spider monkey), Red Deer, House Mouse, Green-winged macaw, Blue-and-yellow macaw, Lion.
This scene has just been finished (Nov 2015) as 1 of 4 pictures for a local school. I was commissioned to produce 4 canvases that show the school values: Excellence, Respect, Inclusion & Aspiration. This scene depicts Excellence in the form of God’s creation in Genesis chapter 1.
Animals in this scene.
Northern muriqui (woolly spider monkey) (Brachyteles hypoxanthus) an endangered muriqui species endemic to Brazil.
Red deer (Cervus elaphus) is one of the largest deer species.
The house mouse (Mus musculus) characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, and a long naked or almost hairless tail.
The green-winged macaw (Ara chloropterus), also known as the red-and-green macaw. This is the largest of the Ara genus, widespread in the forests and woodlands of northern and central South America.
The blue-and-yellow macaw (Ara ararauna), also known as the blue-and-gold macaw, is a large South American parrot with blue top parts and yellow under parts. It inhabits forest & woodland of tropical South America.
African lion (Panthera leo) & cub.
Follow this link to see all 4 canvas designs in the BC Blog:
BC blog article which shows all 4 school values canvases.
1:3-2:1 CREATION, Progressive (2.13G)
The act of God’s creation went from the general to the specific, and from simpler to higher complexity. God worked for 6 days and rested on the seventh. Many people contend that the Hebrew term “day” em>yom should be translated as an unspecified unit of time, not a 24 hour period, especially since the sun and moon (which mark off time for us here on earth) were not created until the 4th day. Whether the creation took 6 literal (24 hour) days or a much longer period of time, the important point is that this miraculous creation of the universe was an act of love by a sovereign God. God as an orderly, purposeful Creator is th central emphasis.
1:12,18,21,25,31 CREATION, Good (2.15A)
The recurring phrase of God’s judgement of His creative acts “it was good” shows that all things are under His control. This is not a world of chaos, but of order. The divine assessment “it was good” is in stark contrast to creation accounts from pagan cultures of the world as a dangerous place to be escaped. The Bible’s account shows a good God creating a good world, full of wonderful things for humans to enjoy. God did not create an evil world. Human rebellion lead to the introduction of sin, hardship and pain.