The First Seven Days - Creation
By Anne Van Tilburg
Published on 01/24/2014
The First Seven Days - Creation

The First Seven days - Creation

A very
long time ago there was no heaven and no earth and no darkness and no light so God said, "Let there be light," and there was light! And God called the light, day.......and the darkness, night. And that was the first day. But when the light came up on the second day, God could see that His work was not done and so He said, "Let there be a sky," and there was a sky! On the third day God could see He still had more work to do and so He created the dry land which He called the earth and the water which He called the seas. Then He created the grass and plants and trees with lovely fruits.

On the fourth day God added to the sky the sun and the stars and the moon so there would always be light. The sun for daytime, and the stars and the moon for at night. On the fifth day there was so much beauty on earth that God added living creatures to make it really complete and so He created great whales and small fish and birds that could fly above the green trees and the rich earth and the deep blue seas.

God could see all He had created was good and beautiful so on the sixth day He created every kind of animal that we can now see on the earth. Then God could see that something was missing, He wanted creatures that could love Him so He created a man. By the seventh day God was tired from all this work, so He rested and blessed the seventh and made it a special day for all living things to rest.

When God had rested long enough He planted a garden eastward in a place called Eden and there He put the man whom He had made.

The Garden of Eden had every tree that was pleasant to look at and they bore good fruit to eat. God also planted two other trees in the Garden of Eden, one was the Tree of Life, the other was the Tree of Good and Evil. When the Lord God put the man in the Garden of Eden He told him he was to take care of the garden and he could eat from any tree except from the Tree of Good and Evil, for if he ate from it he would surely die! God called the man "Adam" but Adam, even with all the trees and animals was lonely. God saw this, and as God always wants what is best for us, He put the man into a deep sleep, and while he slept God took one of Adam's ribs and from this rib He made a woman. So when Adam woke up God brought the woman to Adam and told him she would be called "woman" because part of her came from man. The woman became Adam's wife and Adam called her "Eve."

There was a snake in this beautiful garden and the snake was evil. He asked Eve, "Did God tell you not to eat the fruit of the trees in the Garden? No, answered Eve, "we are only not allowed to eat the fruit on the tree in the middle of the Garden, for God said that if we did eat that fruit we would die." "You will not die," the evil snake told her, and Eve believed him. She was tempted to eat the rich red fruit on the tree. And when she did she felt that she now was very wise and so she gave Adam some of the fruit and he ate it as well.

Then they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves. God called them in the Garden and as soon as they heard His voice they tried to hide for they knew they had done wrong by disobeying the Lord God. "Adam, where are you?" the Lord God called. But Adam stayed where he was because he was ashamed. And the Lord God asked Adam, "Have you eaten the fruit I told you not to eat?" "Eve gave it to me," answered Adam. And the Lord God said to the woman, "What is this you have done? "The snake tricked me," Eve told the Lord God, "and I ate."

The Lord God was very angry at the snake and put a curse on him: from then on the snake would have to crawl through life on his belly. Then the Lord God turned to Eve and told her that she would from this time forth be ruled by her husband and know great sorrow from her children. Then He told Adam he would have to work the land from whence he came to get his own food. Then the Lord God drove them both out of the Garden of Eden. He placed at the east of the Garden a flaming sword which turned in every direction to guard the Tree of Life so that no man could eat its fruit and therefore live for ever.

Source: A child's Bible.