Family Time Devotions: First Day (Genesis 1:1-5)Posted: September 9, 2015 Genesis 1:1-5 (NIrV)
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2The earth didn’t have any shape. And it was empty. Darkness was over the surface of the ocean. At that time, the ocean covered the earth. The Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 God said, “Let there be light.” And there was light. 4God saw that the light was good. He separated the light from the darkness. 5God called the light “day.” He called the darkness “night.” There was evening, and there was morning. It was day one.
On the first day, God created the backdrop of creation. He created matter, the elements of this earth. Then He created water and used the water to give the world it’s shaped. Next, God created light and separated it from the darkness. And with the light time was created. Now there was evening and morning, and time began.
On the first day, God created three things (matter, water, and light) that are the essential elements of life.
- What did God create on the first day? What did He call these things?
- What are the favorite things to do during the day? What are your favorite things to do during the night?
Lunch Box Note:
While at recess today, take a second to thank God for the light to play outside in. Genesis 1:3