Hi… It’s me. Benny.
On the sixth day, HaShem created every creature that moved on the land – bears, giraffes, monkeys, alligators, dogs, lions, cows, foxes… also, creepy-crawly things, like ants, spiders and snakes.
From the smallest insect to the king of the jungle, each animal was designed by HaShem with incredible wisdom. The more you learn about animals, the more you’ll understand that everything about them – the way they see, hear, move, eat, and grow is truly a miracle!
Then, last but certainly not least, HaShem created people – a man and a woman – “in His image.”
He blessed them: “Be fruitful and multiply! Fill the earth! Conquer it, and rule over all of the other creatures! All of the plants and fruits I have created are for you to eat and enjoy.”
HaShem saw everything He had created, and He saw that it was very good!
Vayehi erev, vayehi voker, yom HaShishi – and it was evening, and it was morning – DAY #6.
Simple! The plants, animals, oceans, clouds, and even the stars, were all created first to prepare the world for human beings to live in it.
Think about moving into a house: first you build it, then you paint it, then you carry in the furniture and beds, and only after that do you finally move into the house and begin living in it.
So too, HaShem made sure everything was in order, preparing the world for the very first man and woman to move in.
HaShem spent 6 days creating all types of good things, yet when HaShem created the first human, Adam, HaShem saw that he was very good. Why wasn’t Adam just plain good, like all of His other creations?
The Hebrew word אדם contains the same letters as the Hebrew word מאד – very.
Unlike plants or animals, only humans have the capability to, not just be good creatures, but to be very good, to overcome challenges and go above and beyond!
HaShem created all creatures in pairs – male and female – except for Man. Only after Adam is created does HaShem create a wife for him.
“Mah Nishtanah? Why is man different from all other creatures in the world?
HaShem is teaching us a huge lesson – a life lesson. In the words of our great Rabbis of the Talmud, “Man was created alone to teach us that each individual is an Olam Malei, “an entire world.” When someone saves even one person, it’s as if you saved an entire world! And on the flip says, say the Rabbis, “If someone kills, G-d forbid, even one person, it’s as if he wiped out the entire population.”
So, no matter how many billions of people there are on planet earth, always remember the time when the entire human race consisted of one single person – Adam HaRishon. Every single person counts – in a BIG WAY!
BTW: Let’s not forget that Adam means “person,” so truthfully every person is an “Adam” – an entire creation!