In the beginning, God had a very good idea! God’s idea was to make people…lots of people…lots of different people…who would all enjoy loving him and all enjoy loving each other. They would all be made in His image—they would all have a little part of God to show to the world.
So God got to work! He made a beautiful world for the first people. And he said to them: Be happy! Enjoy loving me and loving each other. Look after and enjoy the earth, too! God continued creating people— all were made in His image. And all of them were different. Some were boys. Some were girls. Some liked reading. Some had darker skin. Some had lighter skin. Some liked riding bikes. Some had curly hair. In fact, God made every person!
And God is still doing this—He had the very good idea to create you! You are a part of God’s very good idea!
We are all different, but we are all the same, too. People might look different or speak different or play different. But they are all made in God’s image. God created each of us equally with dignity, value and beauty. He did this so we can love Him and love one another! We are part of God’s very good idea!
As you review this story with your child, we encourage you to reinforce these truths:
- Every person is made by God.
- Every person is made to enjoy loving God and loving each other.
- Every person is made in the image of God.
- We are all different—with unique interests and characteristics.
- We are all the same—humans made by God!
- We are a part of God’s very good idea!
To reinforce these truths in accessible kids language, we recommend God’s Very Good Idea, by Trillia Newbell.