The Fifth Day

On the fifth day God created all creatures in the water and all the birds. Genesis 1:21 tells us about this. “So God created the large sea animals. He created all the many living things in the sea and every kind of bird that flies in the air. And God saw that this was good.”

The Sixth Day

On the sixth day, God created
all the animals and creatures that live on the land. And then, last of all, He created people. Genesis 1:26 talks about what God did. “Then God said, ‘Now let’s make humans who will be like us. They will rule over all the fish in the sea and the birds in the air. They will rule over all the large animals and all the little things that crawl on the earth.” God didn’t make anything else to be like Him. Only people are made like God.

God made people so that He could have a special relationship with us. God planned to do this even before He started creating the earth and all the things in it. People are God’s special creation. People are very important to

The Bible emphasizes that God
made all the creatures that live in the
water at the same time. God made all
the different kinds of fish, dolphins
and whales, oysters, crabs and octopi —
every creature that lives in the water.
God also made all the birds, from the
tiny hummingbirds to the tall ostrich.
These creatures and birds did not
slowly evolve, starting from a single
cell. No, God made them all in one
day! God!

If we study the way creatures in the ocean live together, we see that it would be impossible for them all to slowly evolve. Each one affects the others around it in a special way. All of these creatures work together like a perfectly organized system. This system did not happen by accident!

Think about all the beautiful colors and shapes of birds and fish. God designed them this way on purpose. God wants to enjoy the things He created, and He wants us to enjoy them, too!