May 21 2011
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Day Seven – God Rested
On the seventh day, having finished his task, God rested from all his work.
It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat;for God gives rest to his loved ones.
I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.
Say: “When God had finished making everything, He rested. The Bible says, “On the seventh day, having finished his task, God rested from all his work.“ God took a rest from His work. He set an example for us and He planned for us to rest also. God says it is not good to work from early morning until late at night; He wants to give us rest (Psalm 127:2). God will keep us safe while we lie down and sleep peacefully (Psalm 4:8). Since we are made by Him, we can trust God to take care of us, His creation, all day as we work or play and all night as we sleep.”
Take all the pdf pictures or the pictures you made for each day and make into a Creation book . OR cut the circles out, cover in plastic and use as a teaching aid to review what God made and in what order.
Song: Sing the following words to God Made the Whole World by His Hands
God made the whole world in six days
He made the whole wide world in six days
God saw all He had made and said ‘It is good’
Then the next day He took a rest
Download I will Lie down and Sleep in Peace by Steve Green. It’s a good lullaby and will help in memorizing Psalm 4:8.
Remember we are laying a foundational belief as we teach our children that God made everything. If a person does not believe that he was made by God, he then does not have to feel accountable to Him for his actions.
We want our children to realize they God made us; He made us with a purpose; we can trust Him to keep His promises; and He gives us help, peace, and hope when we yield to Him. Meditate on the following verses today and always look for ways to get the thoughts across to your children:
Psalm 121:2 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
Psalm 146:6 He is the one who made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. He is the one who keeps every promise forever,
Jeremiah 29:11 I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord. They are plans for peace and not disaster, plans to give you a future filled with hope.
Answers in Genesis is a great resource for studying Creation. Their mission is to equip Christians to defend the book of Genesis which is the most attacked book of the Bible.