god's work week
But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 2 Peter 3:8
God created Heaven and Earth and the was no disparity between the two realms. Then, God created light and he removed it from the darkness. The earthly realm was void and darkness covered it. Yet, the Spirit of God hovered over its waters. The heavenly realm was full of light and of God's presence. There was evening, then morning - the FIRST DAY.
God created the "firmament" otherwise known as the sky (which includes SPACE - see Gen 1:17). This space divided the heavenly realm from the earthly realm. Then, he separated the waters above the firmament from the waters below it. There was evening, then morning - the SECOND DAY.
God gathered the waters (called seas) and made dry land appear. Then, he created all of the various kinds of vegetation and their seeds. There was evening, then morning - the THIRD DAY.
God created the Sun and the Moon to separate day from night and to give light on the earth. The greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also created the stars. There was evening, then morning - the FOURTH DAY.
God created all of the various kinds of water creatures (Fish), then all of the various kinds of sky creatures (Birds). Then, he blessed them and commanded them to be fruitful and multiply. There was evening, then morning - the FIFTH DAY.
God created all of the various land creatures, then he created mankind (Male and Female) in his own image. Then, he blessed them and commanded them to be fruitful and multiply. He also told them to rule over the water, sky and land creatures. Then, he gave them all of the vegetation for food. There was evening, then morning - the SIXTH DAY.
God blessed this day and made it holy because he rested from the work of creating on this day. There is no mention of evening or morning on this day - the SEVENTH DAY.
Each day of creation week lasted for 1000 years, so the total duration of time for Creation Week lasted for 7000 years.