Psalms 148:4 sems to indicate there is water out by the edge of the universe.....Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!• Gen 1:2b . . and darkness was over the surface of the deep
This deep is a curiosity because 2Pet 3:5 says the earth was formed out of water
and by water. So I think it's safe to conclude that every atomic element that God
needed to construct the Earth was in suspension in this deep; viz: it was more than
just H2O; it was a colossal chemical soup, and apparently God created enough of it
to put together everything else in the cosmos too.
Take your pick. I'd guess that the Spirit's movement was sort of like the
hen keeping the colossal chemical soup from running rampant and spreading itself
all over the place before God began putting it to use because up to this point,
gravity didn't exist yet.
The question is...what was the light?• Gen 1:3 . . Then God said "Let there be light" and there was light.
The creation of light was a very, very intricate process. First God had to create
particulate matter, and along with those particles their specific properties, including
mass; if any. Then He had to invent the laws of nature to govern how matter
behaves in combination with and/or in the presence of, other kinds of matter in
order to generate electromagnetic radiation.
There are quite
a few stars whose illumination reaches Earth in less than 50 years. But whether 4½
years, 50 years, 640 years, or 180,000 years; the time involved is insignificant if
we but allow that the days of creation were epochs rather than 24-hour events.