The Lord Is Our Creator
The story of creation is a parable about the way we can grow spiritually to become angels in heaven. Each day illustrates part of the process. In the beginning, we know nothing about the Lord. But He created us with the ability to learn spiritual truths and choose to do what is good.
We learn about creation by exploring the world around us. We learn about the Lord through the light of truth in His Word. How else would we know that the Lord is our Creator?
- The Lord leaves us in freedom to deny His very existence. We are not forced to acknowledge that He is our Creator. This is because He knows that our happiness depends on freely choosing to acknowledge that everything is from Him.
- We look to the Lord as our Creator when we acknowledge that He is the source of life and feel grateful to Him.
Many of us find our thoughts turning to the Lord with grateful hearts at special times of the year, such as a harvest celebration or when a baby is born. But it is good to give thanks to the Lord each day.
- What are some ways we can thank the Lord for all that He gives us?
- How can saying the blessing before meals help us remember to thank the Lord?
- Do our actions speak louder than our words? How can we thank the Lord by the choices we make each day?
Resources and activities you might enjoy:
- “Giving Thanks” by Ormond Odhner
We should give thanks to the Lord and honor Him every day, for it is He who has made us, who feeds us and clothes us, and takes us at last into heaven when we die.
- Prayers for Adults: Giving Thanks for Creation
- Activity: Natural and Spiritual Gifts from the Lord
(Use this chart to help you brainstorm natural and spiritual gifts from the Lord.)
- Inspirational Quotations: The Wonders of Creation
Story, projects and activities for children:
- “The Work of Your Hands” story by Peter Buss, Jr.
(A story for young children on what the Lord’s hands make—all of creation—and what we can do with our hands to thank the Lord for all He does for us.)
- Circle of Thanks Project (ages 6-10)
(A graphic organizer to show some of the things for which you are thankful.)
- O Give Thanks Unto the Lord by Robert Glenn
(Lovely black and white illustration of thanking the Lord for the harvest.)
- The Lord Made Me Fingerplay (ages 3-6)
(A simple finger play naming some of the things created by Lord, then thanking Him for each one.)
- Treasures of Nature Thanksgiving Display
(Collect treasures of nature to display around the Word or as a centerpiece on your kitchen table.)
Reflecting on the wonders of nature can inspire us in our daily lives and confirm that this is the handiwork of the Lord.
O Lord, how manifold are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all. (Psalm 104:24)