“He stretches out the north over empty space;
He hangs the earth on nothing. He binds up the waters in His thick clouds, yet the clouds are not broken under it. He covers the face of His throne, and spreads His cloud over it. He drew a circular horizon on the face of the waters, at the boundary of light and darkness. The pillars of heaven tremble, and are astonished at His rebuke. He stirs up the sea with His power…by His Spirit He adorned the heavens…Indeed, these are the mere edges of His ways…” Job 26: 7-17
“Thus says the LORD, the Holy One of Israel… I have made the earth and created man upon it: I, even My hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded…” Isaiah 45: 11-12
We read from the very mouth of God that He did indeed create the heavens and the earth by His mighty Word. In Romans (chapter 1:20) we read a powerful scripture -“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made…” and… “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God..” Hebrews 11:3. If we doubt the awesome power of Elohim as Creator we will have problems believing the rest of the Bible. Be much in prayer as you teach this lesson as you may be challenged by the occasional child who questions the authority of God’s Word.
I teach this lesson with the worksheet, one “day” at a time:
Day one: separation of light and darkness . Day two: gathering of the water from the atmosphere (heaven/sky) separating it from the waters below. Day three: dry land(earth) and vegetation of all sorts. Day four: the “light-bearers” – sun, moon and stars as a sign of seasons, days and years. Day five: all living creatures that fly above the earth or swim in the waters of the seas. Day six: all living creatures that live on the earth including man and woman.
Every day I come across some exquisite example of the Almighty’s creation and marvel that there are folks that do not believe there was a Master Designer. Bring in some amazing samples to share with your class. Seed pods and insects would be a hit, I’m sure. I teach that each day was a 24 hour period. If not…then the plants that God created on the 3rd day would have died without the creation of the sun on the 4th day. For this lesson you can use stickers or pictures from magazines or the kids can draw in the different features. If you do not choose to color the separation of day and night on day one, you may precut a black triangle that goes glued over the night portion . Use your x-acto blade to cut out the piece over the word “night”. You can also cut a black rectangle for day 4 so your moon and stars “pop”. If you would like to print the worksheet with annotated text, or “no text” you can find these uploaded at my other blog – “kidsbible.wordpress.com” (9/14/2012- creation worksheet) Also available for printing is this page of little creatures that the kids can cut out and glue.
When kids are coming in to the class…why don’t you have some “galaxy play-doh” ready for them to play with. You make it at home. Instructions are on the internet.