And God made the two great light-bearers, the grater light-bearer (the sun) to rule the day…
14 And God said, Let there be light-bearers in the expanse of heaven to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years.
15 And let them be light-bearers in the expanse of heaven to give light on the earth; and it was so.
16 And God made the two great light-bearers, the greater light-bearer to rule the day, and the lesser light-bearer to rule the night, and the stars.
17 And God set them in the expanse of heaven to give light on the earth.
18 And to rule over the day and over the night and to separate the light form the darkness, and God saw that it was good.
19 And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.
On the fourth day, God made a strong light, the sun, to rule over the day. The sun provides the earth with light and heat. Without the sun, nothing could live on the earth. When God made the sun, he was making the earth just right for His great plan.
- Review what God created on the third day: the dry land, grass, plants with seeds, and trees with fruit.
- Today we will talk about what God created on the fourth day. Refer to child’s verse and ask, “What light do you see in the sky in the daytime? At nighttime?
- Today we are talking only about the light we see during the day, the sun. God calls the sun the greater light because it is a stronger light. God says that the sun rules the day. This means that the sun shines in the day, and chases the night away.
- Why do we need the sun? It gives us light; it divides the day from the night; it gives us heat, making the earth a warm and pleasant place to live; it causes the plants to grow; it makes us healthy and strong.
- Without the sun, there would be no life on the earth. When God made the sun, He was making the earth just right for His great plan.
Craft—Glittery sun picture:
- Supplies: Blue construction paper or cardstock, yellow construction paper, glitter, glue
- Preparation: Cut or punch out circles for the sun. Print verse on the blue paper.
- For kids: Glue the sun to the paper. Use glue to make sun’s rays and sprinkle glitter on the glue.