Coloring/Teaching

Let’s color the picture of Daddy and Billy. They are all dressed up for church!

This is My Father’s World

This is my Father’s World, and to my listening ears,
All nature sings and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Father’s World, I rest me in the thought,
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas, His hands the wonders wrought.

Bible Time

(Gen 1:1)  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Story

Billy and Daddy were packing up the car for their camping trip.  Billy was so excited that he was going to be able to spend the whole weekend alone with Daddy.

They got to the campground and put up their tent together.  Daddy taught Billy how to hammer the stakes into the ground so the tent could be tied down in case it got windy.

“Daddy is so smart!” thought Billy, as he hammered down the last stake.

Daddy and Billy went to the lake to catch fish for dinner.  As they sat waiting for the fish to bite, Billy heard some loud tapping noises.

“What’s that noise, Daddy?” exclaimed Billy.

“That is the sound of a woodpecker, Billy.  Woodpeckers use their beaks to tap on a tree so they can get to the bugs to come out and then the bird can eat them.” responded Daddy.  “God created all the animals, birds, and bugs for us to be able to watch them and listen to them.  It’s like watching a beautiful movie right here at the lake, isn’t it?”

Daddy was right, Billy thought.  Billy looked around and listened while Daddy pointed out creatures and different kinds of trees.  Daddy told Billy about how God created everything in the beginning and how we can see God’s goodness in each part of creation.

And right at that moment, a fish bit at Billy’s line!  Whoopie screamed Billy!  Billy and Daddy took it back to the camp ground and cooked their supper on the campfire.  That was so much fun!  Later on that night, they sat and looked at all the stars in the sky.

“Daddy, there must be a gazillion stars in the sky!” exclaimed Billy.  “Did God make those too?”

“Yes, Billy, God made everything in the universe!  Isn’t His creation beautiful?” asked Daddy.  “Don’t all those starts in the Milky Way look like a stair way right up to Heaven?”

Dear God…
Thank you for creating all the beautiful creatures, trees, clouds and stars!  I love to look at all of them and listen to them, too.  Amen!

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© Kate Plourde 2009

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