The Story of Creation
Have you ever looked around you and wondered how everything began? There are many animals, birds, trees, and plants on the earth. Where did they come from? Have they always been here? What about man? Look at yourself and see how your body works. You use your eyes to see, your ears to hear, and your feet and hands help you do things and go places you want to go. Did all of these things just happen, or were they made by someone?
The answers to these questions are found in the Bible, the Word of God. The Bible tells us about the creation of the world. The first verse in the Bible says, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). Before the earth was created, God was already present. God has always been; He has no beginning or end.
The first chapter of Genesis teaches us that God created the world and all that is in it in six days.
On the first day God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. He separated the light from the darkness and called them day and night.
On the second day He made the sky.
On the third day He separated the land from the waters and called them earth and seas. He made grasses, plants, and trees and designed them to produce seed to grow more plants and trees just like themselves.
On the fourth day God created two great lights. The sun is the greater light to rule the day and the moon is the lesser one to rule the night. Because of them we have days, months, and years. He also made all the stars.
On the fifth day God made the birds and fish.
On the sixth day He made all the animals that walk and crawl on the earth, and He designed them to reproduce others like themselves. Because He designed it this way, there is a cycle of life. As the old die, there are more to replace them.
On the sixth day God also created man in his own image, forming him from the dust of the earth. He knew the man would need someone to help him, so He took a rib from the man and made a woman. God told them to multiply and fill the earth with people and to have dominion over all that He had made.
After God completed the creation, He saw that it was very good.
God created the earth to be a home for man, and man is meant to worship and honor Him. He also created man to rule over and take care of his creation.
The Bible includes much more of the history of the world and man through the years, but this is the record of how it all started. God loves man more than we can ever comprehend, and He has made many wonderful things for us to enjoy. Holding a new baby, seeing a beautiful flower, or watching a sunset should cause us to think of God, the Father of all things. He wants you to honor Him with your life. He has power over everything, and He loves you and wants to be your Savior and friend.