GOD’S CREATION - HE IS REAL
GENESIS 1 AND 2
In the very beginning, before God made everything, there was nothing except God. No people or places or things. Nothing. No light and no darkness. No up and no down. No yesterday and no tomorrow. Then God acted!
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form. Darkness was the face of the deep.
Then God spoke, “Let there be light.” And there was light. God called the light Day and He called the darkness Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day!
On the second day, God brought the waters of the oceans, seas and lakes into order under Heaven.
On the second day, God said, “Let the dry land appear.” And it happened.
God also commanded the grass and flowers, shrubs and trees to appear. And they appeared. And the evening and the morning were the third day.
Then God made the sun, and the moon, and so many stars that nobody can count them. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
Sea creatures and fish and birds were next on God’s list. On the fifth day He made big swordfish and tiny sardines, long-legged ostriches and happy little birds. God made every kind of fish to fill earth’s waters and every kind of bird to enjoy the land and sea and sky. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
After that, God spoke again. He said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures…” Every kind of animal and insect and reptile came into being. There were earth-shaking elephants and busy beaver. Mischievous monkey and clumsy crocodiles. Wiggly worms and cheeky chipmunks, gangly giraffes, and purring cats. Every kind of animal was made by God that day.
And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
God did something else on the sixth day, something very special. Everything was now ready for Man. There was food in the fields and animals to serve him. And God said, “Let Us make man in Our image. Let him be lord over everything on earth.” So, God created man in His own image. In the image of God, He created him.
God spoke to Adam. “Eat what you wish from the garden. But do not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. If you eat from that tree, you will surely die.”
And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone. I will make a helper for him.” God brought all the birds and beasts to Adam. Adam named them all. He must have been very clever to do so. But among all the birds and beasts there was no suitable partner for Adam.
God brought Adam into a deep, deep sleep. Removing one of the sleeping man’s ribs, God formed Woman from Adam’s rib. The woman God named Eve. The woman was exactly right to be a partner for Adam.
God made everything in six days. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it a Day of rest. In the garden of Eden, Adam and Eve, his wife, had perfect happiness obeying God. God was their Lord, their Provider and their Friend.
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