Connect the middle school youth with the story of creation and the love of God. The middle school youth will also learn that man is the pinnacle of God’s creation.
Edge Night at a Glance
Most people know the story of creation in Genesis and have either read it or heard it numerous times. However, the deeper meanings behind the creation stories are often missed. Genesis 1 & 2 reveal to us that God is the creator of all things and He ordered creation in a specific way. God does not simply throw things together and hope they work, but rather, He carefully places the universe in order. As creation flows, on the 6th day, God created man in His own image. We are the pinnacle of creation.
As the youth enter the night, they will design a paper-doll cutout that resembles who they are and place it inside the “Garden of Eden” to represent that they are a part of creation. The youth will be reminded that they are created by God and thus are, “very good” (Genesis 1:31). Each youth is a unique reflection of who God is (Genesis 1:27).