The very first words in the Bible tell us that “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Then the Bible goes on to tell about God’s creation.
The first thing God created was light. The Bible tells us that God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God said, “It was good.”
Then God said, “There needs to be a space to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters on the earth.” So God made a space to separate the earth from the heavens. He called it “sky.” And God said, “It was good.”
Next, God brought all the waters of the earth together to make the oceans and the seas and to create dry land between them. Then He covered the dry land with flowers, trees, and grass. And God said…“It was good.”
God paused, looked at the beautiful trees and flowers and said… “It was good.”
He created the sun, moon, and stars. They were beautiful! God looked at them, and again He said.“It was good.”
Then God created the birds and fish. He blessed them and told them to multiply so that the sea would be filled with fish of all shapes and sizes and the air would be filled with beautiful birds. God looked at them, smiled, and said, “It was good.”
Finally, God made the animals. Tall, skinny giraffes and furry little squirrels. He made cuddly little kittens and big, ferocious lions — animals of every kind. Then God made man and woman. The Bible says He made people to be like Him and He put them in charge of all that He had created — the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and every living creature. And God said “It was good.”
When God had finished, He looked at all that He had created and He said, “That is VERY GOOD!”
God we thank you that you alone are Creator. You are powerful and so creative. Thank you for making us in your image and making all things very good. Help us to take care of your creation.
We ask this in Jesus’s name
Thank you to Claire Hannington for this week’s Sunday School Lesson.