Mr. Mathisen: Oh, ok Stanley. Let’s go on. So the next part says: “Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.”
Stanley: Ooh, ooh, we had a lamp like that once. All you had to do was clap your hands or make a loud noise, and the light came on. It was cool!
Mr. Mathisen: I’m sure it was Stanley, but God didn’t have a lamp or electricity to plug it into or anything. The only thing that God used was His Word. The only other thing there was the blob and His Spirit.
Stanley: And me, remember I’m floating there.
Mr. Mathisen: That’s right, and now you can see because God created light.
Stanley: Right!! Cool!!
Mr. Mathisen: Now let’s see, what comes next? Oh yes. “And God saw that it was good.” This is important because we need to remember that everything that God creates is good. We can use the good things that God created for sinful purposes.
Stanley: You mean like a rock or my baseball. I can use it to play catch with but not to throw it at my sister?
Mr. Mathisen: Exactly Stanley. When you play catch with it, it is being used for good. When you do something bad with it, you are using it for bad. That is one of the choices that we get to make every day. Anyway, let’s get back to the story.
Stanley: That would be good, right?
Mr. Mathisen: Right, now, where did we leave the story? Oh yes, God created the light and called it good. Next, we have: “Then he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.” Together these made up one day.” Let’s just imagine watching God take all of the light and moving it to one side so that the light and darkness are not mixed up.
Stanley: That’s not what I do with my Play-Doh. It gets all mixed up and looks ugly after awhile. I can’t separate it anymore. I just throw it away.
Mr. Mathisen: That’s part of what makes God so wonderful Stanley. He can do things that you and I cannot do. But we can also see here that created the first day separated it from the night, and that was His work for the first day.
Stanley: What happens next? This is a pretty interesting story.