The Fourth Day

On the fourth day, God created the sun, moon, stars and planets. He created all the things in space. Genesis 1:14-15 tells us why God created all these things. “Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the sky. These lights will separate the days from the nights. They will be used for signs to show when special meetings begin and to show the days and years. They will be in the sky to shine light on the earth.’ And it happened.”

God created light on the first day, but on the fourth day, God made the sun, moon and stars. The sun, moon and stars are sources of light. God made a special order for the universe around the earth. God also created these things so people would have a way to measure time.

Yesterday we talked about how
we can see God’s plan because He created plants for food before He created animals and people. And the fourth day shows God’s plan even more strongly. God planned for people to measure time and to celebrate special days. God created us to be more than just animals. God planned for us to
be special and to use His creation in a special way.

God made a special world for us. Why? Because He loves us so much!