For the Kids: God Created the Earth

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Day One

God spoke, and the world appeared! The world was covered with water. No land could be seen. The only explanation for this remarkable happening is that God has unlimited power.

God did not make everything in the universe on the first day because He did not make the sun, moon, and stars until the fourth day. Could it be that God made the most important place in the universe on the first day?

Something had to hold this new world together. All the parts necessary for natural law were not in place. The Bible (Hebrews 1:3) has the answer… everything is held together by the word of the creator. It is nothing for the Creator to hold His creation together.

Some would have us believe this world happened by chance.

Day Two

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This part of the creation is not easy to understand. We do know that it was dark and God separated the water from the water.

It could be that God made what we call the atmosphere and clouds. At some time on this day God created the universe because on the fourth day He put the sun, moon, and stars in the expanse of the sky.

God said “Let there be light” and there was light. He called the light day and the darkness night. This is interesting because He did not make the sun, moon, and stars until the 4th day. God is the source of light and life.

It is clear God has the power to do anything He wants to do!

Day Three

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For the first two days, water covered the earth. On the third day, God made the water come together and called it seas. The ground appeared and He called it land.

Then God filled the new land with all kinds of plants. Again, we are reminded that God is all-powerful. The sun is very important to the survival of plants, but God made the plants the day before He made the sun.

Day Four

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The sun, moon, and stars were made to give light, regulate the days and separate light from darkness. It sounds like God put some more scientific laws in place because the sun was to rule the day and the moon would rule the night.

But the puzzle is still not together. We have light, darkness, land, water, plants, sun, moon, and stars. The most important creation is coming on the sixth day.

Day Five

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God filled the water and the air with uncountable sea creatures and birds of every size and description. The birds and sea creatures are incredible examples of the greatness of God’s creation.

It is interesting that the Bible record specifically talks about the great creatures of the sea. Since the beginning of time, water creatures have been fascinating and mysterious.

God blessed His creation and told them to multiply and fill the air and water. As we look around today, it looks like the birds and sea creatures did what God said.

Day Six

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By the sixth day the world and almost everything in it was made by God. But, the most important part of God’s creation has not yet been created.

The variety and number of animals created on the sixth day is remarkable. When we put the animals with the wonders of the first five days of creation, we have an almost completed, astonishing world. Romans 1:20 tells us that God is seen in the wonder of His creation. There is no excuse for not believing in God.

But, the most important creation in these six days finally happens. God created man…in His own image. Now, we see the purpose of the first six days.

The Bible is the story of God’s relationship with His creation, especially His most important work…people.

Day Seven

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On the 7th day God Rested!

By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. ~ Genesis 2:2-3

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