“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” There is little variance if any between the different Bible translations on the first sentence in the book of Genesis. God’s creation marks the beginning of time and existence.
What did he create and how? Scientists and theologians carry on an endless passionate debate over matters that cannot be verified by direct human observation.
I don’t claim extensive knowledge in science, but I do have a deep seated love for nature and for understanding how everything relates one to another.
I love to put on my “logic hat” when I read the Bible – not because I want to pick it apart, but because I want to see it as the Creator intended for us to see it and to understand its full meaning.
Over the next few weeks I will write about the Genesis account of creation shedding understanding by applying simple logic to the events that have been revealed to us in the book of Genesis. This series should complement my Bible storybook, The Creation, giving additional background information for parents and teachers so that it might be possible to use it for Vacation Bible School or in a day camp setting.
I will also post ideas that can be used in a Vacation Bible School or day camp setting for science, recreation, music, and crafts.
One ongoing craft that could be a part of the VBS or day camp is to make a Creation Bible Quilt. Coloring pages are available on the Bible Quilts blog.