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God's Creation

Look at all the animals the God has made ...

Application:

We can praise and worship God for His wonderful world and for creating us like Him.

Text:

Genesis 1:1 to 2:2.

 

The Beginning:

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.

Day One:

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.

Day Two:

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.

Day Three:

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.

Day Four:

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 night.

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!

Day Five:

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.

Day Six:

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!"

Day Seven:

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 God's goodness.

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!

God bless.

 

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