WEEK 4: SPACE
“And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.’ And it was so. And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness.’
Our God is so amazing and this is all illustrated in how He created space. Space is so massive that we cannot even calculate all of the galaxies and planets that are in the universe. Even though we cannot calculate the stars we know that God has numbered, counted and given each star a name. Not one is left behind! If God knows the names of stars that we've never even discovered, do you think He knows your name?
As powerful and mighty as God is not even one of us is forgotten. He knows every name. The God of the galaxy, the God who breathed stars, that very same God knows every hair on your head. Nothing gets lost to God. So when we look at the sky and the wonders of the universe out there, we can remember a God who not only holds the whole world in His hands, but He holds you and your world—your feelings, your thoughts, your hopes, your fears, your past & your future, your imagination all of your world—in His hands, too.
GO A LITTLE DEEPER:
Why do you think that God created space?
What are some questions you have for God about the Sun, Moon and stars?
We have learned that God loves us and knows every detail of our lives. Sometimes we can feel sad and ignored by our friends and family. How can we remember that God has not forgotten about us?
GO BIG + GO HOME!
Here are a couple of fun activities to help your little storymakers to further connect to what we have been uncovering about space.
Space Sun Catcher. You will need clear plastic plates, stained glass paint, white acrylic paint, pipettes and brushes
Stretchy Night Sky Playdoh. You will need flour, water, black liquid water color, cream of tartar, salt, vegetable oil, unflavored gelatin, and glitter.
Fizzing Planets. You will need baking soda, liquid water colors, water, vinegar, eye droppers.