Day Five: And God Said, ‘Let the Water Teem With Living Creatures, and Let Birds Fly Above’

By Austin Roscoe Published on April 26, 2018

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What a lovely day it is. The sun is shining, the grass is green, and the robins and blue jays are out and about — beautiful birds, both.

You see, it was on the fifth day of creation that God made birds. And what a phenomenal work He did. Just think of the incredible detail in the feathers of a peacock. Or the brilliant red of a cardinal.

The fifth day was also when God created the creatures of the sea. Speaking of detail, we don’t even know the extent of the unique, and sometimes downright bizarre, creatures that live in the sea. And yet, what we have seen is incredible.

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Let’s take a moment today to appreciate the beauty of God’s creativity. Here is just a small sampling of the creatures God made on Day Five:

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On the Fifth Day…

Genesis 1.20-23

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