The Good Shepard story

Story for children

CHAPTER I
WHY JESUS CAME TO THIS WORLD
Christ for childrenIn the beginning, before the world was made, the Lord Jesus lived in heaven. He lived in that happy place with God. Then God made the world. He told the hills to come up out of the earth, and the seas to run down into the deep places which He had made for them.
He made the grass, the trees, and all the pretty flowers. He put the sun, the moon, and the stars in the sky. He filled the water with swimming fish, the air with flying birds, and the dry land with walking and creeping animals. And then He said, ‘Let Us make man.’
Who were meant by ‘Us’? Who was with God when He made the world? It was Jesus.
The Bible says:
‘THE WORD (that means Jesus) WAS WITH GOD, AND THE WORD WAS GOD.
THE
SAME WAS IN THE BEGINNING WITH GOD. ALL THINGS WERE MADE BY
HIM.’

So after He had made everything else, God made a man, and named him Adam. God put
Adam into the beautiful Garden of Eden, and at first he was good and very happy. God
also made a woman, named Eve, to be his wife, and to help him to take care of the
garden. All the fruit in the garden, except what grew on one tree, was given to Adam and
Eve to eat; all the animals were their servants; and God was their Friend.
A wicked angel, who had been turned out of heaven, saw how happy Adam and Eve
were, and he was angry, and thought, ‘I will make them as bad and unhappy as I am; I
will make them do what God has told them not to do. Then he will turn them out of
Eden, and they and their children will be my servants for ever, and I shall be king of the
world.’
So the wicked angel, whose name was Satan, came into Eden. He got Adam and Eve to
take the fruit which God had told them not to eat, and God had to send them out of the
beautiful garden; for God had said He would punish Adam and Eve if they took that fruit,
and God always keeps His word.