Genesis 1:8

And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day. (Genesis 1:8, ESV)

The huge expanse God effortlessly made?  That is Heaven or, as other versions say “sky” (NLT, NIV, WEB) or “Heavens” (YLT, DBT).

There is far more of a mystery to this expanse than we can even wrap our minds around.  This expanse will soon hold all the known galaxies, and, further out then that . . . we cannot even imagine.

Is the Heaven created here God’s Heaven or is it the heavens above us?  Or could it be both?  What if the Heaven God creates a new ‘home’ for Himself where He stays when He is not walking in the garden with Adam?

Has He strategically placed His Heaven far enough away that we cannot see Him (lest, in the fallen state He knew we would soon be in, we die), but close enough to always be near us?

I don’t know whether the heavens above us is part of God’s Heavens or a separate heaven that perhaps reflects on the glory of His own dwelling place.

It’s hard to believe that from God’s dwelling place, far beyond the farthest galaxies wee see, He chooses to watch over us.

Even after Adam’s fall, God stayed with us, watching mankind’s disastrous messes, time and time again stepping into human history . . . and always waiting for the perfect time to fully reveal His perfect plan (see Romans 5:6), a plan far more glorious than even the Heavens themselves.

And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day. (Genesis 1:8, ESV)

First cloud photo, on left, by Jeff Attaway, profile on http://www.flickr.com/people/attawayjl/

Second cloud photo, on right, by Turtlemom4bacon, profile on http://www.flickr.com/people/turtlemom_nancy/

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