God withheld a benediction over the 2nd day of creation because Heaven and Earth were not meant to be separated forever (Gen 1:6-8). God's plan was always to bring Heaven and Earth together and He planned to do it through the agency of His image bearers (Gen 1:26). The fall of man did not derail this plan, but ushered the Son of God into the world as Jacob's ladder (Gen 28:12, John 1:51) and God's Tabernacle. After Christ's ascension He sent His Spirit to fill His people, the church. As His body, the church is now transforming and reconciling the world by the power of the Gospel. The New Jerusalem is descending and filling the earth with God's glory (Rev 21:1ff). This has been progressively unfolding for about 2000 years now and will continue until the nations are discipled and the Lord returns for His bride.