Series: Who is Jesus
Theme: Jesus is the Creator
Lesson Number:4 of 4
Lesson Title: Lessons From Science
Memory Verse: Gen.1:14; And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years.”
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When God made the earth, He put in it all the things man would need to survive. Maybe that is why He made man last. God has given us a whole world to discover and explore.
Man then began to explore and discover the things that God had made and what to do with them. Our memory verse today tells about the moon and sun and stars. What day did God make them? God said they were signs to mark the days and seasons and years. But it took people a long time to discover how to use these signs. Eventually, people invented clocks and calendars.
God put plants on the earth for food. Scientists for many generations have studied plants and found many that are useful as medicine. Nutritionists now know that people need to eat fruits vegetables in order to be healthy. Daniel, who became famous for surviving the “lion’s Den,” understood when he was just a young boy that vegetables were healthy. He and his friends tested this when they were taken captive by Nebuchadnezzar. After they ate only vegetables for ten days, they were healthier than all the other captives who ate foods which might have been comparable to quick take-out food.
On the fifth day of creation, God filled the waters of the earth with fish and the sky with birds. Since then, man has explored the skies and the oceans. Man watched birds fly and discovered how to make airplanes. Now man can “fly” to outer space. People have found ways to go to the bottom of oceans and find creatures never seen before.
God put elements and minerals, oil gold and precious jewels in the earth for man to discover and use. Man is capable of continuously finding out new things about this planet.
We don’t need to be scientists with years of education and titles to explore and discover. Children are born with a natural curiosity and desire to experiment and explore. Children are able to invent things. The trampoline was invented by a child, so was the Popsicle and earmuffs. A seventeen year old, designed an inexpensive device that would change a car’s carbon dioxide emission into oxygen. Mozart, a famous musician began to write music at a very young age. Can you think of some young people who invented things? There are some who became very wealthy at a young age because of their inventions, for example, Mark Zuckerberg who developed “Facebook.”
It’s OK for you as young people to imagine new things, ideas and new ways of doing things. God may use you to come up with ways to solve some of the world’s problems of today. For example,He might show you a new way of transportation that would solve our traffic congestion problems in cities. Or He may show you a new way of dealing with garbage or the plastics that litter our world. God has a plan for you. Ask Him what that plan is.