God’s Creation, Our Home Genesis 1– 2

God’s Creation, Our Home Genesis 1– 2

The sky, the earth and all that filled them were finished. On the seventh day He rested from all His work. God blessed the seventh day and made it a holy day. Genesis 2: 1– 3

In the beginning, God painted the sky and sculpted the earth. The earth was dark. No life was found. Then came a powerful, pleasing sound. God’s voice thundered, “Let there be light!” And so there was! It was good, like all our loving God does. He called the light “day” and the darkness “night.”

God drew lines around the oceans. He left land in perfect shapes and places. Trees and plants sprang up everywhere. Fruit holding seeds hung from the trees. God put great lights in the sky. He made a bright yellow sun and a milky white moon. He scattered sparkling jewels over the bedtime sky. He called them “stars.”

God had fun creating animals. Some were wild! Others were tame. He stretched the giraffe’s neck. He fluffed the lion’s mane. The zebra got stripes. The leopard got spots. The bunny’s tail puffed. And the chipmunk’s cheeks were made to be stuffed!

God saved His favorite for last. He made the first people. He loved them more than anything in the whole universe. He still does. He created people in His own image! Their names were Adam and Eve. Whew! God’s creation took six days to finish. On day seven, God rested.

Why do you think God made the day of rest holy? Sunday is a lazy day for lots of families. When people rest, that’s often when they’re able to most clearly understand God and His loving messages.

A PRAYER OF APPRECIATION FOR GOD’S CREATION Dear God, Thank You for creating the earth, the sky, the sea, and me. I’ll always put my trust in You— Your perfect love’s in all You do!

Reprinted with permission from Bible Stories for Kids: 40 Essential Stories to Grow in God’s Love


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