Who Made the World? God Did – Big Truths for Young Hearts

Ever wondered the best way to tell your kids about creation? With so many differing views in our culture, make sure you are equipped with the truth of the Bible. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit were all involved in creation. Therefore, when your child asks, “Who made the world?” parents can answer, “God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit did!” 
February 14, 2023

Early in our parenting, we teach our children that God created the world. In fact, the Genesis account perfectly describes that “God created the heavens and the earth “(Genesis 1:1). This is a foundational truth, especially for believers. Most parents enjoy teaching their children that God created the sun, moon, mountains, stars, butterflies, fish, birds, and, yes, our beloved pets, whether they be a dog or cat. God created everything. The Psalmist says, “By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of his mouth all their host” (Psalm 33:6). 

“God Spoke The World Into Existence”

Sometimes children ask us, “How did God create the world? To answer them, we may use analogies like building a house, bookshelves, or anything that requires materials. As humans, we need those materials to build things. However, with God, it is essential to teach our children that he created the world by speaking it into existence. Professor Wayne Grudem states, “The Bible clearly requires us to believe that God created the universe out of nothing.” Meaning there were no previous materials that existed except God himself. To better understand, theologian Bruce Ware says, “God merely spoke and brought into existence things that were not already there at all, in any way, shape, or form…whatever he spoke came into existence, just as he planned it to be…God created everything out of nothing, and he created by speaking into existence everything that has come to be.” 

“The Father Chose To Use His Son To Bring Creation Into Being”

The Bible explains that God created the world, but it also states that the Son is the One who brought the world into being. John 1:3 says, “All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.” One may question, “But didn’t God speak the world into existence?” Yes, God did speak the world into existence, and he did it through his Word. For example, John 1:1-2 says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Bruce Ware poses the question, “Why do you think that the One creating here is called the Word?” His explanation is, “when you read in Genesis 1 about God creating, he does so as he speaks…John 1:3 helps us see the way God creates the world is really as the Father creates through the work of the Son (who is called “the Word” in John 1:1).” Essentially, God the Father chose to use his Son to bring creation into being. Bruce Ware further explains, “the world is God’s world, but God made the world through his Word, who is his Son.” 

“The Holy Spirit Was Involved In Creation”

The book of Genesis explains that the Holy Spirit was active, “moving or hovering” over the face of the waters when God created the world (Gen. 1:2). He was there and was active within the creation account. Theologian Wayne Grudem states, that during creation, the Holy Spirit is “sustaining and manifesting God’s immediate presence in his creation…He is generally pictured as completing, filling, and giving life to God’s creation.”  

The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit were all involved in creation. Therefore, when your child asks, “Who made the world?” parents can answer, “God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit did!”  

Scripture Verses to Teach Your Children

Hebrews 11:3 – “By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible.” 

Colossians 1:16 –“For everything was created by him, in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities- all things have been created through him and for him.” 


Big Truths for Young Hearts by Bruce Ware

Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem