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?
Read more about thanking the Lord for creation
- 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.
- Giving Thanks by Ormond Odhner (ages 4-6)
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.
- The Fruits of Creation (ages 15 and up)
When we come to see the Lord in His creation, then our minds can be filled with appreciation and gratitude for all the things He does for us every day.
- Selected Quotes: The Wonders of Creation (ages 15 and up)
Inspirational quotations from the Word for reading and reflection.
Projects and activities for all ages
- 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.
- Circle of Thanks Project (ages 6-10)
A graphic organizer to show some of the things for which you are thankful.
- Fruit Offering Under the Altar coloring page (ages 5-14)
Shows a variety of fruit and vegetables presented to the Lord in thanks for His bounty.
- O Give Thanks Unto the Lord drawing by Robert Glenn (Ages 7 and up)
Lovely black and white illustration of thanking the Lord for the harvest.
- Creation Mobile Project (ages 4-14)
Assemble the color pictures to make a lovely mobile to remind you of all the Lord's precious gifts to us.
- Natural and Spiritual Gifts from the Lord
- Use this chart to help you brainstorm natural and spiritual gifts from the Lord.
- Prayers for Adults: Giving Thanks for Creation
Two prayers thanking the Lord for the wonder and beauty of the earth.
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)
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