In the Beginning
In the beginning, there was nothing but darkness. But then, Yehovah, the loving and mighty Father, spoke, “Let there be light!” And just like that, light filled the emptiness (Genesis 1:3). Yehovah saw that the light was good, so He separated it from the darkness. He called the light “day” and the darkness “night.” This was the first day.
The Formation of the Sky and Earth
On the second day, Yehovah said, “Let there be a firmament to separate the waters above from the waters below.” He stretched out the sky like a magnificent blanket, covering the earth (Genesis 1:6-8).
Yehovah then commanded, “Let the waters gather and form seas and oceans, and let dry land appear.” And so it happened. Beautiful oceans and land with green grass and towering trees covered the earth (Genesis 1:9-13).
The Creation of Living Creatures
The third day brought even more wonders. Yehovah said, “Let the land produce plants, flowers, and trees, each bearing their own kind of seed.” Suddenly, the earth was filled with vibrant colors, sweet-smelling flowers, and delicious fruits (Genesis 1:11-13).
On the fourth day, Yehovah created the sun to shine during the day and the moon and stars to light up the night. They all danced together in the sky, giving light and marking the passing of time (Genesis 1:14-19).
The Creation of Fish, Birds, and Animals
Yehovah wasn’t done yet. On the fifth day, He said, “Let the oceans and skies be filled with living creatures.” Swift fish swam in the waters, and beautiful birds flew in the skies, chirping and singing their melodies (Genesis 1:20-23).
Finally, on the sixth day, Yehovah created land animals, big and small, each with its own special purpose. Majestic lions, playful monkeys, and graceful deer roamed the earth (Genesis 1:24-25).
The Creation of Man and Woman
But Yehovah had one more incredible creation in mind. He lovingly formed a man and a woman, Adam and Eve, in His own image. He breathed life into them and gave them a special place to live—the beautiful Garden of Eden (Genesis 1:26-31).
In the Garden, Adam and Eve lived in perfect harmony with Yehovah and all the animals. They had everything they needed and were filled with joy. Yehovah gave them just one rule—to not eat the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden, called the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (Genesis 2:15-17).