And God said, Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters (below) from the waters (above).
WATERS ABOVE (CLOUDS)
6 And God said, Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.
7 And God made the expanse and separated the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse, and it was so.
8 And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning a second day.
After God made the air, He separated the waters below from the waters above. God knew that man and all other living things need water in order to live. So, He prepared the waters below and the waters above. The waters above are in the clouds. One day God would send the rain from the clouds.
- Review previous lesson. After God created the air, the next thing He did was separate the waters below from the waters above.
- After God created the air (sky), He used the sky to separate the waters below from the waters above. The waters above are in the clouds. Explain that there is water inside the clouds, and when they get full of water, it begins to rain.
- In the beginning when God made the clouds, he didn’t send the rain right away. But He got the clouds ready because He knew that one day the earth would need the rain that comes from the clouds. Man and all living things need water to live, so God prepared plenty of water. Thank you, Lord, for making the clouds to give us water (rain)!
- Use a sponge shaped like a cloud. Immerse it in a bucket of water, lift it up, and show the children how the water drips down like rain.
Hanging Cloud Craft
- Supplies: Paper, rickrack, glue, craft sticks
- Preparation: Cut out clouds. Cut rickrack into 4-5 inch strips.
- For kids: Glue cloud onto craft stick. Glue rickrack onto clouds.