This story begins at the end of a brooding inertia in the abysmal recesses of amniotic space.
God hovered over the vast and shapeless deep, and after a pregnant pause, He uttered the first word:
A blinding shaft aroused the sleeping void and illuminated an ancient battle scene. Armed with Wisdom, the sword of eternal will, God crushed the head of the watery dragon Chaos and pierced the spirit of the raging flood.
From out of the maelstrom, a blue curtain appeared and shrouded the earth-in-flux in a dome. Its corners stretched out on the tenterhooks of four pillars. This bellowing canvass separated the waters of the chaotic underworld from the secret courts of the heavens above.
God etched boundaries into the waterways below, creating dry land, and a lush garden sprung in vibrant color from the banks of a crystalline river. Thick vegetation blanketed the ground in every direction, and two large trees, the Life Tree and the Knowledge Tree, flanked the tributary. Their outstretched boughs entangled to form a canopy over the rippling brook, dwarfing all the other plants.
“Good,” God said as He hurled the sun, moon, and an array of luminaries across the sky dome. “This is all good.”
He created sea creatures, land creatures, and sky creatures, and each multiplied by instinct across the land, air, and sea. Insects hummed, mammals groaned, and an cacophony of new life strummed their symphony. The vibratory song transcended the fabric of the dome and reaching the ears of heaven’s Watchers.
Then God made a strange creature like Himself and placed him in the middle of the garden beneath the crosshatched shadows. Like the animals before him, Adam rose mightily from the mist-moistened clay, animated by the very breath of God.
“This is very good.”
God gave His supreme achievement dominion over every realm and placed within him a link to Himself, a soul.
Adam named species, cataloged stars, and established order. He held a scepter over the new earth, but he was alone.
Considering Adam’s milieu, God caused him to fall into a deep sleep, seized a portion of clay from his body, and fashioned with it another creature like himself.
Upon waking, the son of God looked upon his new partner with immense pleasure.
“I’ll call her ‘woman.’”
Their embrace satiated Adam’s need, and the first king and queen ruled together without self-awareness and without shame.
God took inventory of everything he had made, and seeing it was perfect, He rested.
Inspiration: Genesis 1-2, Psalm 74:12-17, Isaiah 51:9-10