For the next three weeks in Sunday School, we will enter the stories of creation in the first chapters of Genesis. The story of God creating the world, seeing it as good, is foundational to how we know God and ourselves. Commentators often describe the first chapter of Genesis as a liturgical poem. This week during Sunday School, we will be working to hear it as such, with special attention to the refrain, “And it was good.” Take time this week to catch the rhythm of Genesis 1. What images emerge as you read the poem? How does God see the world that God has made? How do you see it?
If you have children at home, consider spending time with one or more of the days of creation this week. Here are a few examples of how a family with young children (college friends of mine) spent time with the Genesis 1 poem of creation.