We are still in day one of creation. Notice the description here of the earth the moment God brought it into existence. The expression, “without form and void,” means the earth was empty (Heb. tohu), void, desolate, lifeless, and formless. The earth was like a fresh canvass to the Master Artist.
Notice the consistent use by the author of Genesis of the conjunction, “and,”suggesting continuity of action between each subsequent verse and within each verse. This is important because it strengthens the position that the earth was not created separate from creation week by millions or billions of years, rather, “heaven and earth” were the first in a string of God’s creative works on day one – “in the beginning.”