Scripture Reading - Genesis 2:4-7
This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the LORD God made the earth and the heavens.
Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth and no plant had yet sprung up, for the LORD God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground, but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground. Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
Thought of the Day
Imagine: God created us out of dirt, out of dust, out of nothing. God made us who we are. He created each one of us unique and special and he started with nothing. God breathed and we became alive. We need to breath to live, but before that we needed God’s breath to become alive. God’s creation is the first of many, many gifts that God gives us. We are created in God’s image and filled with God’s breath. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Take another deep breath. Each breath we take is a gift from God to His creation.
1. Go outside and pick us some dirt from the ground. How does it make you feel to know that God created us from dirt? Good or Bad?
2. What is your favorite thing that God created?
3. Would you change anything about God’s creation? If yes, what would you want to change and why?
Thank you for everything you created: the plants and animals and the sun and the rain. But thank you most of all for creating us, for giving us your breath. It is a beautiful gift to be given. Help us to be worthy of your gift of life. AMEN.
These initial devotions were written for the Feeding Faithful Families classes in 2006-2007. The over all theme was The Word.