"May the Lord be glad in all his works."
God certainly took his time with creation. It was a clearly thought out, methodical and orderly event. There was nothing hap-hazard about it. While you can argue whether or not it took seven days as we know them, the message from the author of Genesis is clear. There was nothing; God created something; it was good.
One more thing: I'm fond of that old saying "God doesn't make junk". It gives me hope in myself. I also hold fast to the fact that creation didn't take place overnight. It took time. That too gives me hope that I am still being created to be the woman and the mother that God wants me to be. I only have to participate in the creative process in a way that will make the Lord glad in his work in me.
Prayer: Prayer of St. Colette: "May the Father of all mercy, the Son by his holy passion, and the Holy Spirit, source of peace, sweetness and love, fill us with their consolation. Amen." St. Colette, pray for me.