Family Devotion Time: Day 6-7 & Extra Activity

In God’s Word

Genesis 1:26-31; 2:1-4a (NIrV)

Then God said, “Let us make man in our likeness. Let them rule over the fish in the waters and the birds of the air. Let them rule over the livestock and over the whole earth. Let them rule over all of the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created man in his own likeness. He created him in the likeness of God. He created them as male and female. God blessed them. He said to them, “Have children and increase your numbers. Fill the earth and bring it under your control. Rule over the fish in the waters and the birds of the air. Rule over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Then God said, “I am giving you every plant on the face of the whole earth that bears its own seeds. I am giving you every tree that has fruit with seeds in it. All of them will be given to you for food. “I am giving every green plant to all of the land animals and the birds of the air for food. I am also giving the plants to all of the creatures that move on the ground. I am giving them to every living thing that breathes.” And that’s exactly what happened. God saw everything he had made. And it was very good. There was evening, and there was morning. It was day six.

So the heavens and the earth and everything in them were completed. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing. So on the seventh day he rested from all of his work. 3God blessed the seventh day and made it holy. He rested on it. After he had created everything, he rested from all of the work he had done.   Here is the story of the heavens and the earth when they were created.

On the sixth day, God created the things that would walk this earth. He made animals like cows, sheep and all things that creep and crawl……. I like to think only on the cute things.

After God had made the animals, He made us. He made us differently. He created humankind, in His image from His creation. And He appointed us caretakers of His creation. And that was the end of the sixth day.
On the seventh day, God didn’t make anything, and He rested. He blessed this day and made it different from the other six.

The beginning days of this world is hard to grasp fully them awesomeness. There are many different theories of the world, and no matter how certain we may be on one particular theory, it requires faith in the unknown. As for me, I will put my faith in the one that gives me hope and that is the theory of creation.

Questions:

  • What makes animals and humans different in the creation story? Who’s image are you created in?
  • How does that make you feel to be created in God’s image?

Sticky Note:

Remember you are special in God’s eyes (Genesis 1:27)

Prayer for Your Family:

Help me treat my family as a unique and special creation. When I see their eyes, help me remember You. Bless my family this week, to walk as a special creation.

Extra Activity

Take a walk in the park or somewhere that has a lot of interesting things outside. Take pictures of all of God’s creation. Like animals, plants, each other.

During the walk ask them about everything they see. Ask about God’s creation and how special it is. Talk to them about how God planned and created everything that exists.

When you get home, take a look at all of the pictures.

Read Psalm 19:1-6

Ask them to tell me some of God’s work in these pictures? Tell them God did all of this? How great is God!

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