The writers of the Bible utilized imagery from our world to describe the world beyond. While this helps us anchor our understanding in what we already know; just as the icon of a cloud hardly represents everything a cloud is, so also our descriptions of things in the spiritual world pale in comparison to their heavenly counterparts. They are bigger, better, and beyond comprehension.
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters." –Genesis 1:1,2, The Beginning of All Things
When the Bible describes creation, familiar imagery is used to describe a much more magnificent process. Next time you read, we invite you to ponder, with a listening ear for God's Spirit, the depth of what's being described.