Godly Play Activities
13th September 2020
God’s very good Idea!
What is the biggest present you have ever been given?
Did you know that there are some presents so big that nobody notices them? They are so big, they are hard to see. The only way to know that they are there is to go clear back to the beginning, or maybe a little before the beginning.
In the beginning…. in the beginning there was….well, in the beginning there wasn’t very much. In fact there was nothing.
Well, maybe, perhaps a great big smile…. But there was no one to see it.
Can you draw a great big smile on the picture with your finger? Can you see it? Even if you can’t see it, it doesn’t mean it’s not there.
Then, on the 1st Day God gave us the gift of light. When I say light, I don’t just mean light like a light bulb or a car headlight in the dark, but ALL of light that is light. God gave us all light that light comes from.
Now we have both light and dark. Cover the darkness in the picture so you can see all of the light, then cover the light so you only see the darkness.
When God saw the light, He said, “It is good.” That was the end on the 1st Day.
On the 2nd Day God gave us the gift of water. Not just the water we get in a glass or in the bath or even in the rivers or the seas, but all of water that is water. This is the water that all of the rest of water comes from.
This is the firmament. It divides the waters above and the waters below. When God saw the waters, He said “It is good.” And that was the end of the 2nd Day.
On the 3rd Day God gave us the gift of dry land. God divided the water and the dry land, and gave us the gift of green and growing things.
When God saw the dry land and the green and growing things, He said “It is good.” And that was the end of the 3rd Day.
On the 4th Day God gave us the gift of the day and the night. God gave us a way to count our days.
Here is the great light that rules the day, the sun, and here are the lights that rule the night, the moon and the stars.
When God saw the day and the night, our way to keep time. He said
“It is good.” And that was the end of the 4th Day.
On the 5th Day God gave us the gift of all the creatures that fly in the air. Not just the birds, but all creatures that fly. And all creatures that swim in the water. All of them.
When God saw all of the creatures that fly and all of the creatures that swim, He said “It is good.” That was the end on the 5th Day.
On the 6th Day God gave us the gift of all the creatures that walk on the earth:
The creatures that walk with two legs and the creatures that walk with many legs.
When God saw the creatures that walk with two legs and the creatures that walk with many legs and all the gifts of the other days, He said “It is very good.” That was the end of the 6th Day.
On the 7th Day God rested and gave us the gift of a day to rest – and remember the great gifts of the other days.
There is nothing here, because people go to different places to remember the great gifts. You can put something there to show your favorite place to remember. It might be in your garden, by a tree, in church or your bedroom. It might be on the mountains or by the water. I don’t know where your place is. Only you know.
What I do know is that this day is so special, that sometimes the Christian people mark it with a cross and the Jewish people mark it with a star of David.