“In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth”
This weeks lesson of religion was about the creation of all things and the fall of Man. For the most part it was scripture reading, which helped refresh our memories. When God created the world the first 2 days were used to make day and night (Time). The 3rd and 4th days were used to create the sky and sea (Space). The last days were used to make land and vegetation (Life).When God was creating these he also made rulers for each. The Sun and Moon rule over the day and night. The birds and fish are the rulers of the sky and sea. The Humans and Animals rule the Land. “On the seventh day God rested.” The word that means to swear a covenant is based on the Hebrew word for seven. It is always interesting to me how people believe that nothing could make something, therefore leaving God out of the picture. When reading about the fall of Man we learned something interesting. The Hebrew word that describes the “serpent”,nahash, is more than just a little snake. The word is used for describing sea monsters, dragons,and fiery serpents. When Eve was tempted by Satan to eat of the tree the serpent could have been something more frightening. When Adam and Eve sinned they made sickness, death, and suffering. In the end we realized how important it is to have a good understanding of the creation story, in order to have a good basis for all other things.
- Sea Monsters