Genesis 1 and 2
In the beginning our awesome God created the heavens and earth.
No animal life had yet been made, nothing had given birth.
First God said, “Let there be light” and the darkness flew away.
The darkness God defined as night and the light He defined as day.
Then He created the heavenly expanse giving it shape and form
Commanding the waters to leave the land making that the norm.
So on the first day God made light; on the second He formed land.
He was pleased with what He’d done by the Word of His command.
On the third day through His word vegetation covered the earth.
There appeared grass and trees and herbs with seeds ensuring new birth.
On the fourth day God created the sun, the stars, and the moon.
When the moon was in the sky, day would be coming soon.
On the fifth day the seas were filled with an abundance of living creatures.
Even today we’re still amazed at their various forms and features.
On dry ground He created the birds that fly throughout the sky
Telling them to find their mate, be fruitful and multiply.
On the sixth day animals were formed all across the land.
They must have watched as God took dirt; fashioned it into man.
Man ruled over all creation even though created from sod;
He was destined for special relation; made in the image of God.
All this took place in the first six days. The angels were impressed.
Thus God formed a pattern to stay: the seventh day is for rest.
This truth has stood through the years giving man health and peace,
For as we worship the Lord we revere, worry and stress are released.
One final Gift God gave to man: He brought to Adam his Eve.
This helpmate presented to him was beautiful beyond belief.
Did you notice that Eve was made from a rib in Adam’s side?
Jesus suffered a wound as well that we may become His bride.
What a plan! What a purpose! What a glorious deed!
First God created and then He died in order to meet our need.
Surely He is worthy of all the praise we can give.
Let us therefore proclaim it by the manner in which we live.
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