For Kids – How God created the Heavens and the Earth!
In the beginning there was nothing. Only blackness and emptiness-no sun, no moon, no earth, no cotton candy, no sodas, no cupcakes, not even daytime or bedtime. But even before time began- God was there. And God had an idea…He would make something happen!
So God said “Let there be light!”
And there was light.
God saw that the light was good, and so he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “Day,” and the darkness he called, “Night.” And then for the first time ever, there was evening and there was morning. God had made the very first day.
In the next six days, God was busy making all the things to make the earth a good place to live. He made the sky, seas, and made dry land appear. We call this land, “earth”. God made the plants and trees, and fruits and vegetables like zucchini and pears.
He made everything just by speaking, and they appeared out of nothing. So God spoke, and the sun, moon and stars appeared. So now there was daytime and bedtime. And because God has a big imagination he made all the birds, animals and fish- funny looking animals like monkeys, and big strong ones like lions.
God looked at all that he had made, and he saw that it was good. Then…God said “Let us make people in our own image” (God said, “us” because God the Father was there, and so was Jesus, and so was the Holy Spirit – but still he was just one God). So God made people in his own image.
So when you look in a mirror, you’re seeing an image of yourself and also a reflection of what God is like. When God sees us, he sees a reflection of himself.
You are the image of God. You are special.
On the seventh day God saw that the whole universe and everything He had made in it, was finished. It was all very good.
And so God rested on the seventh day. He celebrated all the good work he had done. God blessed the seventh day and made it holy and special, different from the other days. We can rest on the seventh day too. That way we will always remember that all good things come from God.
God is Amazing!