The Void - The One Year Book of Bible Trivia for Kids

The Void

Q: How many days did God take to create the world and everything in it?

  • a. 1
  • b. 6
  • c. 7

Did your parents ever watch any of the Star Trek shows? If so, they might remember the Star Trek: Voyager episode called “Night.” In it, the starship Voyager has been traveling through a black void for several weeks. There are no planets, stars, or other ships to be seen. The crew is feeling depressed by the constant darkness. Of course, by the end of the episode, the Voyager crew is back in an area of space teeming with stars, planets, and other species, and all is well.

That same kind of nothingness might be what you would have seen if you had been around when God started his work of creation. Then God spoke the heavens and earth into existence. But it wasn’t earth like you now know it. Can you imagine darkness everywhere you look? No sun or moon. No trees, plants, or flowers. No fish or birds. Not even a mosquito. Just a dark, empty planet.

Thankfully God didn’t leave the earth like that. He created light to shine on the earth. He separated the waters in the earth from the sky. He moved the waters together so there would also be dry land to live on. He filled the earth with trees and plants, and then he hung the sun, moon, and stars in the sky. He filled the seas with fish and the sky with birds. Then he created other animals to dwell on earth. What fun he must have had creating the elephant’s long nose and the zebra’s black-and-white stripes.

God created the earth and filled it with plants and animals. It was all ready for God’s final act of creation—man.

For You

God created earth with mankind in mind. He wanted to create a place for his people to live and worship him. Everything he made was for you to enjoy. Take time this week to notice God’s handiwork around you in the things he created.

Answer: b

Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good! And evening passed and morning came, marking the sixth day.   Genesis 1:31

(The Whole Story: Genesis 1)

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