“And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.”
When God made the Earth on Day One, we are not quite sure what it was like, except that we know it was formless and void. However, because the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters and darkness was on the deep, there are many who have inferred that God originally made this planet as a large, formless sphere of water.
On Day Two, God separated the waters with the firmament of space, placing some water above the firmament and leaving some below.
And on the third day, He made dry land. So this is the day in which land appeared and broke through the waters. This must also mean that God was in the process of making the rocks and minerals from which the land is made.
When examined under a magnifying glass, we can see that rocks are made up of little grains, each of which is comprised of a mineral. Some of these minerals are named in Genesis 2 and others in Ezekiel 28, though neither list is intended to be exhaustive. So this appearance of land on the Third Day was pretty spectacular, as it involved the creation of a great deal of rock.
Deep bedrocks are usually called plutonic rocks. Creationists use this word to describe all the rock which God must have made on the Third Day of Creation, as the foundation for everything else He would place on the Earth. Author: Paul F. Taylor
Father, You made a solid foundation on the Earth on which You built and on which we can build. Help us to remember, Lord, that Your word is the solid foundation on which we must build our lives. Amen.
Ref: Sarfati, J. (2015), The Genesis Account (Powder Springs, GA: Creation Book Publishers), pp.165-166. Image: Adobe Stock Images, licensed to author.