Jesse Tree - Day 1

Day 1 – God’s First Day

Bible Ref: Genesis 1, Ornament: Planet Earth

In the beginning there was nothing. 

Nothing to hear. Nothing to feel. Nothing to see.  Only emptiness, darkness....and nothing.

But God was there. And God had a wonderful plan.

“I’ll take this emptiness,” God said, “and I’ll fill it up! Out of the darkness I’m going to make light! And out of nothing, I’m going to make EVERYTHING!”

God spoke.  That’s all. And whatever he said, it happened.

God said, “Hello light!” And light shone into the darkness.  God called the light, “Day” and the darkness “Night”.  “You’re good,” said God.  And they were.

Then God said, “Hello sea! Hello sky!” and a great space opened up, wide and deep and high.  “You’re good,” said God.  And they were.

Then God said, “Hello land!” and there, splashing up through the oceans came cliffs, mountains, sandy beaches.  “You’re good,” said God.  And they were.

“Hello trees!” God said. “Hello grass and flowers!” And everything everywhere burst into life.  “You’re good,” said God.  And they were.

“Hello stars!” God said.  “Hello sun!  Hello moon!” And whizzing into the darkness came fiery globes, spinning around and around, whirling orange and purple and golden planets.  “You’re good,” said God.  And they were.

“Hello birds!, Hello fish! Hello animals!” God said, and the earth was filled with chirping, singing, splashing, growling, gobbling, snapping and snorting and happy skerfuffling!  “You’re good,” said God.  And they were.

God saw all that he had made and he loved them.  But He saved the best for last.  He would make people to share his Forever Happiness with.  They would be his children and the world He had made would be there perfect home.

So God breathed life into man and woman, Adam and Eve.  And God was like a new Dad.  “You look like me,” He sad.  “You’re the most beautiful thing I’ve ever made!”  God loved them with all of his heart.  Their hearts were filled with happiness.  And nothing ever made them sad or lonely or sick or afraid.

God looked at everything he had made and said “Perfect!”  And it was.  God loved his children, and He would move heaven and earth to be near them.  Always.  Whatever happened, whatever it cost him, He would always love them.

And so it was that the wonderful love story began.....