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What day is it today?

Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.’ …
 
God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation. Genesis 1:26;1:31-2:3

What day is it today? We treat this story (even in play, I’m not going take it literally…) as a description of the start of all things, as if we live in what comes after. But might it be a description of the whole of history?

For in one place it speaks about the seventh day as follows: ‘And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.’ And again in this place it says, ‘They shall not enter my rest.’ Hebrews 4:4-5

They shall not – in the future – enter my rest – the seventh day.

Is it possible that we are living in the sixth day of the story, the day of creation and dominion, and that the seventh day, God’s rest, is still to come? That “the heavens and the earth were finished” is a prophecy, not a history?

Who got left out?

And the Lord God commanded the man, ‘You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die.’ Genesis 2:16-17

Have you ever noticed that God didn’t tell Eve the rules?

Now the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, ‘Did God say, “You shall not eat from any tree in the garden”?’ Genesis 3:1

Was it easier to spin her, because she didn’t have it first hand? Easier to twist God’s words because she hadn’t heard them?

Look what happens when women aren’t invited to the important meetings….