The Books of the Bible Covenant History for Kids | Page 2
D A Y 1
GENESIS, PART 1
introduction to Genesis, part 1
The Creator God made his world. He wanted it to be his temple, the
house where he lived. See the beauty of the creation and how much
God loved it. And notice how important people are. Other nations saw
people as the slaves of the “gods,” but God saw people as ruling with
him over the creation. Instead of taking God’s offer to rule with him,
the first people chose their own way. And this made the whole story
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The
earth didn’t have any shape. And it was empty. T
here was dark
ness over the surface of the w
aves. At that time, the Spirit of God
was hovering over the waters.
God said, “Let t here be l ight.” And there was l ight. God saw that
the light was good. He separated the light from the darkness. God
called the light “day.” He called the darkness “night.” There was
evening, and there was morning. It was day one.
God said, “Let there be a huge space between the waters. Let it
separate water from water.” And t hat’s exactly what happened. God
made the huge s pace between the waters. He separated the water
under the space from the water above it. God called the huge s pace
here was evening, and there was morning. It was day two.
God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered into one
place. Let dry ground appear.” And t hat’s exactly what happened.