We can praise and worship God for His wonderful world and for
creating us like Him.
Genesis 1:1 to 2:2.
In the beginning there was God, but God Himself did not have a beginning.
He is eternal and that means He always was, and is, and always
will be for ever and ever! God created a wonderful universe and
hung the earth in space. Everything in the sky and on the earth
had a beginning and all was made by God!
But, at first the earth that God created was in total darkness and there
was no sky, sea, animals or people.
On the first day of Creation, God spoke and said, "Let there be light."
At the command of His voice, light appeared out of the darkness!
God saw that it was good and said, "When it's dark it will be
called "night" and when it's light it will be called "day".
Ever since that first day of creation, we have had day and night.
God must have been thinking of how you would need hours of light so
that you could play and do your work. He also gave us darkness
so that we could sleep and wake up refreshed and ready to go again!
The evening came and the night passed, and then it was morning again, and
that was the first day of God's Creation.
On the second day, God spoke again and the vast blue sky was spread out
with a layer of vapour around the earth. "That looks very good!"
said God happily. He knew that we would enjoy the blue sky and
added oxygen to the air so that we could run and live, and breathe!
"That looks very good!" said God, and then the second day was finished.
On the third day, God looked around and said, "Let all the waters be gathered
together in one place and let the dry land appear." And when He had
finished He called the waters "Sea" and the dry ground "Land". The
mountains and rolling hills pushed up and fertile plains came into being at
His command. Water flowed down the valleys and from high places to form
the rivers, lakes, seas and oceans.
After this God made shrubs and vegetables, fruit and shade trees of every kind
and they covered the slopes and plains with trees and plants, and grasses
and beautiful flowers. God wanted a beautiful world and as He looked
at all He had made, He saw that it was looking good! And that was the
end of the third day.
On the fourth day, God spoke and created the sun and the moon and all the
bright stars, and set them in their places in the sky. He made the sun
to light the earth during the day, and the moon and stars to shine at the
He also made them to show us the length of a year, and the seasons of autumn,
winter, spring and summer. God knew that we would need the stars to
guide us, although He knew that man would eventually make their own
satellites and use then with GPS's (Global Positioning Satellites) to find
their way around the earth!
However, God looked over all His work and saw that it was good and that ended
the fourth day!
On the fifth day, God commanded, "I want the seas and oceans teeming
with life!" Very soon there were millions great whales, sharks and
fish swimming happily in every ocean, river and lake. And God made
every other kind of water-loving creatures like crabs, octopuses, sea slugs,
crayfish, squid, oysters, and all kinds of seashell creatures.
Do you like to eat some of these? Which ones are the tastest? My
budgerigar (budgie) likes to sharpen his beak on a cuttlefish skeleton we
found on the beach!
But, God did not stop. On the same day God created the songbirds,
chickens, ducks, eagles, ostriches and all the other birds, and sent them
pecking and hopping, flying and soaring through the air, all over the earth!
God looked at what He had done and it was good, and that was the end
of the fifth day.
On the last day of Creation, God said, "Let the earth bring forth cattle
and beasts, and creeping things after their kind." At His word,
every animal of the field, forest, and jungle appeared and filled the land.
There were lions, giraffes, and elephants stalking around the land.
And cows, horses, goats and sheep grazed in the grassy meadows.
Small animals like squirrels and monkeys scampered about in the trees.
God also made rabbits, hampsters and mice, and dogs and cats so that we can
have pets. And He made lizards, snakes, worms, flies and ants and
many other creatures that we don't like, but God made them every one and
saw that it was good!
As yet, there wasn't even one person living upon the earth to whom God could
show His great love. He not only wanted someone to love, but He wanted
someone to love Him back. And so God said, "Now we will make man and
they will be like Us. They will rule the fish, the birds and all the
other living creatures."
God makes Adam:
So the Lord formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his
nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul. God named
the first man Adam. We are created in a marvellous way and the Bible
tells us that we are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).
God has made man different from all the other creatures because God made him
in three parts: body, soul, and spirit. And it is with this precious
soul that we can love others, and above all learn to love and serve God.
At first, Adam was all alone on the earth. He loved the Lord very much
and talked with Him often. "I will make a special friend to help the
man," said the Lord and so He put Adam to sleep and then took a rib out of
his side. With that He made a woman, who was named Eve. Adam of
course fell madly in love with Eve and she became his wife.
This ended the sixth day of creation. God was very satisfied with all
He had done. It was very good, it was perfect, and it was beautiful!
I'm sure that Adam agreed and reminded God, "Look at my beautiful
wife, she's the best of all!"
After six days, the whole universe was completed and God had finished His
work. On the seventh day God rested and enjoyed looking at all He
had created. Yes, God had made a wonderful world and decided to make
the seventh day a special day, where we too can rest and think of all
That is why every Sunday we go to Sunday School or Children's Church to
worship and praise God! Deuteronomy 32:4 says:
"Oh, praise the greatness of our God!
He is the Rock, His works are
perfect, and all His ways are just.
A faithful God who does no wrong,
He is upright and just (honourable)."
God loves us just as much as He loved Adam and Eve, and wants us to love Him
in return. So let's praise and worship God for His wonderful world
and for creating us like Him!