God Creates the World

“God saw all that he had made, and it was very good indeed.” Genesis 1:31a

 

  •         Read Genesis 1 with your kids

 

Seven times in Genesis 1, God says that his new creation is “good.”

 

  •         Ask your kids if they can find each time this is repeated within the chapter.
  •         Ask your kids what they think it means for this creation to be called “good?”

 

It can mean many things for this world to be “good.” Maybe God is trying to show us how beautiful the world is that he is making. Maybe God is trying show us how good the world was before sin entered in. These things are definitely true, and I’m sure we can list a ton of ways in which creation is good.

 

  •         Ask your kids to tell you something “good” that God has made.

 

One reason God called his creation “good” is that it was beginning to work as it was supposed to. The Sun, the moon, and the stars were all bringing light to the earth. The land, the seas, and the mountains were all providing shape to the earth. Plants were growing, animals were roaming, and fish were swimming upstream. God made everything to work together like a team. Each part of creation doing exactly what it was meant to do so that life could exist. Most importantly, all of these things were working together so that people like you and me could live here on God’s world and love him. That’s the next part of the story, and we will talk more about God creating people next week!

 

  •         Lead your family in prayer and guide your kids to thank God for the things they love that he has created.

 

Help your kids memorize the big picture question and passage from Super Sunday:

 

Who is God? God is our Creator and King.

 

“All things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things and by him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:16b-17