11 Then God said, “Let the land sprout with vegetation—every sort of seed-bearing plant, and trees that grow seed-bearing fruit. These seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came.” And that is what happened. 12 The land produced vegetation—all sorts of seed-bearing plants, and trees with seed-bearing fruit. Their seeds produced plants and trees of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.
13 And evening passed and morning came, marking the third day.
Up to the second half of day 3 God has been putting in place frameworks:
Day 1: Light and time
Day 2: Space and objects
Day 3a: Motion
Now He starts to have some real fun.
Seeds are stored programs of considerable complexity designed with sensors that determine when conditions are right for them to start running their internal programs (i.e. to germinate). One set of programs produces an oak, another a wisteria, etc. God’s creative brilliance begins to shine as he thinks up everything from roses to rhododendrons, figs to fruit trees and everything in between.
He couldn’t even wait for the boring sun 🙂
The major creation of this day is plant life. What an idea!
3 responses to “Biblical Creativity 3b: Seeds and Plants”
Oh yeah, the Sun was the day after. I do not think of it that way. It seems like it should have been on the first day with day and night.
That puzzled me too but light as we know now is only a small, very narrow segment of a wider phenomenon called the electromagnetic spectrum which consists of everything from gamma rays to radio waves. This whole spectrum was created on Day1. Stronger sources of the narrow band of visible light were created on Day 4.
[…] Day 3b: Plant life is created before the sun which is just a strong source of the narrow band phenomena called light. I’m not sure why God did it that way (or got it recorded it in this order if you like) but maybe He couldn’t wait to start doing something that He knew we would enjoy. […]