In the beginning of the world there was no sky, no sea, no animals and no
people! God was unhappy with this and so He said, "Let there be
light." And suddenly there was light, and it shone out brightly
and removed the darkness. God saw that the light was good and
said, "And now when it's dark it will be 'Night' and when it's light it
will be 'Day'."
God was thinking of how you need light during the day so you can play.
God gave us the darkness so we could rest and sleep at night.
But, what would you do if it was dark all the time and you wanted
Well, the evening came and that was the end of the first day.
On the second day, God spread out the beautiful blue sky all around the
earth. Do you like it best when it's a beautiful sunny day, or
how do you feel when the sky is all grumpy and clouded? But God
said happily, "That looks very good!" as He looked down on earth from
Heaven. And the second day was finished!
On the third day, God looked around and said, "Let all the water be
gathered in one place and all the dry land be gathered in another."
And when He had finished, He called the waters "Sea" and the dry
And then God made all kinds of flowers, vegetables, shrubs and plants and
trees to cover the land. When He was finished, God looked at all
He had made and saw that it was good and so the third day came to an
On the fourth day, God made the sun to light the sky during the day and
the moon and stars to shine at night. He put them in the sky to
show us the years and the seasons of autumn, winter, spring and summer.
As evening came, God looked over all His work and saw that it was
good and that was the end of the fourth day.
On the fifth day, God commanded that the seas should be full of life.
Soon there were millions of crabs, fish, dolphins, and whales
swimming happily in the seas.
God then made chickens, sparrows and pigeons, and all the other birds and
sent them hopping, pecking, singing, and flying all over the earth!
God looked over all at what He had done and it was good! And
evening came and the fifth day was over!
On the sixth day, God made creatures to fill the land. He made
sheep, and cows, and dogs, and cats, and every type of tame animal.
He also made lions, and tigers, and elephants and all the wild
God made lizzards, snakes, flies, and ants, and lots of creepy-crawly
creatures. They ran, and walked, and hopped, and flew and
slithered all over the earth. Do you like these creatures?
Well, God made them every one and saw that it was good!
And then God said, "Now we will make people and they will be like Us.
They will rule the fish, the birds and all the other living
creatures." And so God made men and women and gave them His
blessing and told them to enjoy life, have lots of children and to take
care of all that He had created. Six days had gone by, and God
looked at all He had made, and saw that it was very good in deed!
On the seventh day God had finished His work and so He rested. God
decided to make the seventh day a special day. And that is why
every Sunday we go to Sunday School to worship and praise God!
God had made a wonderful and perfect world and made us to be just
Let's close our eyes and thank God for making everything so good, and for
making each of us in such a wonderful way!