Let There Be...An Earth Day Reflection (pt.1)
Earth Day: A perfect time to study the Book of Genesis as a family!
We learn so much from the way God created our universe, our world, and our precious human family. Follow along the 7 Days of Creation (Genesis 1-2) with these family-friendly Bible reflections. (Art from our All Things Great & Small Collection)
“God said: ‘Let there be light.’ And there was light. And God saw that the light was good.” (Genesis 1:3-4)
God made light so that we could see the lovely things He made: colors, animals, shapes, flowers, people. God’s love is also a light: a light inside of our hearts that helps us to see goodness and truth. When we see our beautiful world and other people in the light of this love, we’re happy, we’re amazed and we’re grateful. Jesus said, “I am the Light of the World.” (John 8:12) What do you think He meant by that?
“God said, ‘Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters….’ God called the dome ‘Sky.’” (Genesis 1:6-8)
Have you ever lain in the grass and looked up into the sky? Or thought about how big it truly is? It’s so huge that it would take billions of years to fly as far as scientists can see. But no matter how big the sky, God’s love is bigger. God’s love is so big that the whole universe is nothing but a tiny dot compared to His love. We thank you, Heavenly Father, that your love for us is bigger than the sky!
“God said, ‘Let the waters under the sky be gathered together...and let the dry land appear....’ The earth brought forth plants...and trees of every kind….” (Genesis 1:9-12)
Before God made a single animal or human, He prepared a place for all of us to live. He gathered water into seas where creatures would one day swim and play. He made dry land and grew plants to feed and shelter animals and people. God prepared a home for us when He made the Earth. Do we treat this Earth with respect as God’s handiwork and our home?
“Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, and let them...give light upon the earth.” (Genesis 1:14-15)It takes the Earth a year to travel around the Sun. The Moon takes about a month to travel around the Earth. God put you on Earth during a certain time and made you for a reason. He has a plan for you, and He will tell you this plan if you listen in your heart. Our Creator hopes that you will spend every day shining out His love. Every minute of our life counts. What is God’s plan for you today?
Let There Be...An Earth Day Reflection (pt.2)