Friday, March 16, 2007
Bible Journey-Day 3 Genesis 14-19
14 Then God said, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them mark off the seasons, days, and years. 15 Let these lights in the sky shine down on the earth.” And that is what happened. 16 God made two great lights—the larger one to govern the day, and the smaller one to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set these lights in the sky to light the earth, 18 to govern the day and night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
19 And evening passed and morning came, marking the fourth day.
So let's see if you remember!On the first day God Created ____________&_____________?
On the second day, God created ______________&__________________?
On the third day, God created_________________&__________________?
Did you remember them? On the first day God created The heavens and the Earth and Light! On the second day God created the Sky and Waters! On the third day God created Land & Sea, and VEGETATION!!
On the fourth day..
Here comes the Sun..lalalala.. God created the SUN!!
He also made the moon...
.. and the stars!
He created these to govern the day and the night and to mark the seasons, days, and years!! Here's a little article about how we get our seasons..
The Sun and the Seasons
The seasons are governed by the tilt of the Earth’s axis in space as it journeys around the Sun in a year. When the South Pole of the Earth is tilted towards the Sun, this is our Summer. Six months later, when the South Pole is tilted away from the Sun, it's our Winter. In between these we have Autumn and Spring.
Temperatures on our planet are not determined by the distance of the Earth from the Sun. Rather it is the angle of the Sun’s rays striking the Earth. In Summer, the Sun is high in the Sky and the rays hit the Earth at a steep angle. In winter, the Sun is low in the Sky and the rays strike the Earth at a shallow angle.
The seasons don’t begin on one day and finish on another. That's because our orbit around the Sun is continuous. It actually takes quite some time for the Earth to heat up or cool down, and that’s why the seasons change gradually.
So when do we actually start the seasons?
In some parts of the world, such as Australia, seasons begin on the first day of a particular calendar month - in March for Autumn, June for Winter, September for Spring and December for Summer. In other countries such as Britain, it’s accepted that the seasons begin on the dates that the Earth passes four special points in its orbit about the Sun
So cool! God had a plan and purpose for everything he created! After each day, he saw that His creations were good! I hope you enjoy this Bible journey! Open your mind and your heart and discover the heart of God! Have an awesome day! Susan
Posted by Susan at 9:46 AM
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