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God creates the heavens and earth

God creates the universe, the world and life.
Contributed by Sue Bentley
Story also available on our translated website: Portuguese
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth had no shape and was empty. Darkness covered the water on the earth and the Spirit of God hovered over the waters. – Slide 1
And God said ‘Let there be light!’ And there was light. – Slide 2
God separated the light from the darkness. He called the light day and the darkness He called night. This was the first day of the creation. – Slide 3
Then God made a space between the waters on earth and the waters of the heavens. God called the space Sky. This was the second day of the creation. – Slide 4
Then God separated the land and the sea. He spoke and grass, trees, fruit, flowers and plants were all created. God saw it was all good. This then was the third day of the creation. – Slide 5
Then God spoke again and He created the sun to give light in the day and the moon to give light in the evening. He also made all the stars. This was the fourth day of the creation. – Slide 6
Next God created every kind of creature that swims in the sea like the great whales and all those animals that live in the waters. – Slide 7
And God made every kind of bird to fill the sky and fly all over the earth. This was the fifth day of the creation. – Slide 8
Then God spoke again and created all kinds of great cattle and beasts to roam the earth. And He made those animals that creep along the ground. God saw that all He had made was good. – Slide 9
Finally God made man and woman in His image and likeness. He gave them rule over all of His creation. They were to take care of all the animals and the plants and flowers. God saw that all He had made was very good. This was the sixth day of the creation. On the seventh day God rested. – Slide 10
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