May 25th, 2012
It Was Good
Spring has just passed, and wasn’t it wonderful! Trees and grass turned green again. Colorful flowers blooming everywhere. And best of all, baby animals of all kinds are born during springtime. Baby birds, baby rabbits, baby deer, squirrels, baby cows, baby sheep----babies of all kinds----babies, babies, everywhere!
Have you ever thought what it must have been like in the beginning when God began creating? The Bible says that day five (5) of creation went like this…And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:20,21.
Just imagine what it was like if you could have been there to actually see God start creating on day five. The water was there, the grass and plants were there, and the sun, moon and stars were all there. Everything needed for life had all been created on days one, two, three, and four. But there were no critters! On day five you hear this powerful voice, and suddenly there is a whale. You hear the voice again, and fish of all kinds begin to swim in the water. Another word, and all at once an ichthyosaurus leaps from the water. God speaks again and a plesiosaur appears. As fast as God can speak the waters are filled with life! Turtles, starfish, snails, jellyfish, algae, sponges, oysters, swordfish, humpbacked whales, and all the other creatures that live in the water! Then He speaks again and an eagle swoops by your head. A robin appears, and a hummingbird hovers near your ear. There’s a chicken. A parrot begins to squawk in a tree. And song birds of all kinds begin to sing. Oh what a special day that must have been. The seas and the air are full of wonderful critters! At the end of the day you are worn out just from watching God at work, and you lay down in the green grass to sleep.
And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle and creeping things, and beast of the earth after his kind: And it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind and everything that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. Genesis 1: 24, 25.
You wake up on day six to God’s voice once again, and you see an elephant appear. God talks and there is a giraffe. He speaks and you see Tyrannosaurus. There’s a beaver, a zebra, a bear! God’s loving voice continues to speak and animals are created! Antelope, hippos, horses, cows, dinosaurs, cats, dogs, monkeys, rabbits, …........
Now to your amazement God did something very special. And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Genesis 2:7. God has a very special creature in mind to create. He created man in His own image. God thought that man was so special that He didn’t speak him into being, but formed him with His own loving hands. Then God took a rib from that man (Adam) and made a woman (Eve). He made you and He made me. And it was all very good!
A will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. Ps. 139: 14
By Lanny and Marilyn Johnson
Originally Published in the July/August 1996 Kids Think and Believe Too!
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