online church: in the beginning

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

Genesis 1:1

Everything began when God said, “Let there be light!”

God appointed Adam and Eve to rule over everything He created.

Then God separated the light from the darkness. All in one day! God called the darkness night, and the light day. This was the very first day.

The next day God made water. It bubbled and whooshed, and it covered the earth with oceans and rivers and lakes. And up, up high, God placed the sky. All in one day! This was the second day.

God pushed the whooshing water to one side to make land. He made trees with roots that dug deep into the soft ground. He made sprouts that burst into budding plants, bearing fruit and beautiful flowers. All in one day! This was the third day.

Then God made the sun and the moon, and he put them in the sky. He made the sun to shine during the day, and the moon to shine at night. God also made stars and planets, and He scattered them across the sky. God wanted the planets and the stars to show different seasons. He saw that everything was good. All in one day! This was the fourth day.

In the sea, God placed different fish and all kinds of creatures. In the sky, He put birds – some of them large and soaring, and some of them small and chirping. God made the fish and the birds all in one day! This was the fifth day.

Then God made wild animals of every kind – tall, short, furry, smooth, round, skinny, some crawled and some jumped, and some walked! He made every animal according to his or her kind, and He saw that it was good.

Now it was time to create the Masterpiece! God said, “let us make Man in our image and likeness so that He can rule with us”.

God made Adam, the very first man. Then He made Eve, the very first woman. He created Adam and Eve to have relationship with Him, and He saw that he made them very good! God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number. Help me to rule over Creation by looking after the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, and all the animals on the ground.” He made wild animals and people – all in one day! This was the sixth day.

By then God had finished the work he had been doing, so he rested. For an entire day. He blessed the seventh day and set it apart as a day of rest.

God created everything, and now the world and everything that lives in it was ready for the adventure to begin!

Discover: God created Adam from the dust of the ground. Then God formed Eve from Adam’s rib.

Memorize: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1

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