Purpose: Use this children’s sermon on creation to teach kids that time does not apply to God.
Scripture: Genesis 1:1
Needed: a picture of a road with a curve or turn in it so that you can’t see beyond the curve
Show students your picture of a curve in the road. Ask, If you were driving on this road, could you see what was after that curve?
You couldn’t see what was after the curve until you went around the curve. The mountain is in your way, so you can’t see what comes after the curve.
But what if you were standing on top of the mountain? Could you look down and see what was after the curve then?
You could look down from the mountain and see the first part of the road and the part of the road comes after the curve.
That’s kind of how God sees things. God can see everything at once. In fact, God can even see the future.
Let’s say that this first part of the road that we can see is the present. It’s what we’re experiencing right now. The part of the road beyond the curve is the future. We don’t know exactly what will happen years or days or even minutes from now.
But God sees both the present and the future.
(Read Genesis 1:1 , quoted here in the NIV.) “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
The Bible says that God created the world in the beginning. But if the world was created in the beginning, when was God created?
God wasn’t created. He always was. He doesn’t have a beginning or an end. That’s why He’s God. He wasn’t born and He will never die. He was never young and He’ll never get old. That’s also why God can see the present and the future at the same time. God doesn’t experience time. God is outside of time.
Now, that’s pretty hard to understand for us, but just remember that if this road is time, God’s not on the road. He’s on the mountain looking down at the road, seeing everything that happens.
Lord, You are an awesome God. You don’t have a beginning or an end and You see everything that happens at the same time. Help us to trust You because You know everything that will happen. Amen.
You can also find this children’s sermon for Kindle or in print in my book, Children’s Sermons about Creation and Adam and Eve