Who is God?

Have you ever wondered who God is?  Sometimes you sit and listen in church about all of this stuff in the Bible and all of these stories about people who lived a long time ago and you just think, “I wish I knew who God really is.”

It can be a hard thing to understand who God is.  We refer to the “nature and character” of God or the “attributes” of God, but that doesn’t make much sense to kids.  What that means is just that there are certain things that describe God that don’t describe anyone else.

For instance, no one has every made something out of nothing except for God.  Before Him, there was nothing and yet He made the earth, the skies and waters, the animals, the stars and other planets, and even people.  If you made something, it would have to be made out of something else.  Only God can make something out of nothing.

So who is God?  Well, that can’t be answered all in one day, so we’ll take a few to look at some of the things you might want to know about Him.  For today, just know that God is the Creator of all things.  You were created by God just like the earth, Adam & Eve, your parents, and trees.

Read Genesis 1:1-31 in your Bible to find out more about creation.

Let’s work on memorizing Genesis 1:1 this week: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”