The story of creation is our story and the story of our children. It is the story that gives us encouragement and life. Only through a deeper understanding of this will our children be able to live well in the place that the Creator has given them to protect them. The biblical story, therefore, begins with the human world created by God.
Genesis 1 defines the way in which the story is told and the way of listening to and reading it. In addition, the principle provides the cosmological backdrop against which the rest of the story, the book of Genesis, the Torah and the Bible, takes place. After creating live plants, animals, birds and fish and calling all these things “good”, God places humanity in charge of caring for the Earth. In fact, caring for God's creation is the first human responsibility mentioned in Scripture, a responsibility that, unfortunately, as individuals, we have often not taken seriously.
Since ancient times, Jewish and Christian believers have embraced Genesis and its creation account as the word of God from the Scriptures. Because the beginning of history is the creation of humanity by God within the human context, the story is, in some way, about the relationship between God and humanity as they exist within his creation. One of my favorite parts of Creation is how it shows God's creativity, which is a very tangible idea for children to understand. And that's why I decided to write a book about what happened “in the beginning”, to hopefully empower families to fall in love with creation once again and to play an active role in caring for all the things that God has done.
The story of the days of creation not only reveals the relationship between God and the created kingdom and the meaning of creation itself, but also the place of humanity within creation. There is something about the magnitude of Creation that perfectly describes the greatness, power, and mysteries of God. There are only a few schools that believe that Genesis is historically accurate and constitutes a basis for science, the Bible and Christian education. When it comes to their science departments, most Christian universities and colleges completely ignore the subject of creation and Genesis, or promote theistic evolution or some other harmonization of Genesis.
Every time I heard a Sunday school teacher talk about Creation, I always struggled to understand what it might have been like to see that first flash of light or hear the roar of trees coming out of the ground.