Today we will read about what God created on the third day of creation. Genesis 1:9-13 says:
9Then God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered together so the dry land will appear.” And it happened. 10God named the dry land “earth.” And God named the water that was gathered together “seas.” God saw this was good. 11Then God said, “Let the earth grow grass, plants that make grain, and fruit trees. The fruit trees will make fruit with seeds in it. And each plant will make its own kind of seed. Let these plants grow on the earth.” And it happened. 12The earth grew grass and plants that made grain. And it grew trees that made fruit with seeds in it. Every plant made its own kind of seeds. And God saw this was good. 13There was evening, and then there was morning. This was the third day.
- Start with a prayer asking God to give you wisdom to better understand the reading for the day and for wisdom in communicating this in your own words to your children, friends or others.
- If you're reading with children, don't worry that the concept may be over their head or that they may not fully understand. Whether you're reading to your unborn child, an infant or an older child, through repetition and consistency, they'll at some point know that you love God...and that you love them by sharing God's word with them.
- Read the verse aloud. Talk about what you learned from reading this verse.