Created in God’s image

God created everything from the earth and night and day to the animals and plants that are on the earth.  Then, on a very special day, he created Adam and Eve, the first humans.  Humans are quite different from the other animals and that’s why God made them on their own special day.  Some of the things that are true about God are true about humans, because we’re made in His image.

Adam and Eve could do all sorts of things that animals couldn’t do.  They were able to think in much greater ways than animals, able to speak, able to worship God, and even able to be God’s friend.  Nothing else that God created was able to have these things be true about them.

God wanted Adam and Eve to help each other.  First, He had made Adam only (Genesis 2:7), but He decided that Adam needed a helper and friend, so He made Eve (Genesis 2:18). Adam and his wife walked in the garden together, took care of the animals and plants, and even got to spend time with God.  They were special, unlike all the rest of creation, because they (and you) were made in God’s image.

Here’s the next verse to memorize:  Genesis 3:20 “The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.”