The Story Behind the story of Creation


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Once Upon Unmeasured Time revisits a time in human history when no one had a clock, no one had a calendar, and no one had a watch! The storyline follows the first timekeepers on their journey into measured time. The struggle to solve the timekeeping riddle provides a fascinating prequel to the opening words of the Hebrew Bible.

(Ages 9 through 12)

When seen through the eyes of a child, Genesis 1 holds a key to some of humanity’s deepest spiritual lessons. What can be gained by considering the story behind the story of creation? What may have led to the writing of Genesis 1? Will the words “let there be light” take on new meaning as children are encouraged to color the story of creation? Why did God ask humans to see the green plants as food? Did the ancient biblical writers understand a deep spiritual secret about purple light that has been lost over time?


Opening Poetry

Once upon unmeasured time, no one had a clock

No one had a calendar and no one had a watch

Without a clock or calendar no one knew the time

No one knew how old they were or when the sun would shine


There were no clocks to tell them when to sleep or when to play

There were no clocks to tell them when to eat or when to bathe

People ate when they were hungry and played until they slept

They bathed when they were dirty and lots of time was left


They couldn’t be late for anything

They couldn’t run out of time

They never spent a minute of time they couldn’t find

Every day had rhythm just as it had rhyme

Yet no one knew the reason for no one measured time

And the God of forever loved them


Then one night the moon was bright

and someone had a thought . . .

“If we watched the moon each night

could we make a clock?”

Another asked, “A calendar?”

And others said, “Why not!”

But no one knew the questions

Would make forever stop!


Excerpt from “Once Upon Unmeasured Time”

©2015 Carol Wimmer

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