Lesson Learned:  We can see God in everything around us.

Materials: none

Bible Verse:
Romans 1:20
 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
Job 12:7-9
 7 “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, 
   or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
8 or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
   or let the fish in the sea inform you.
9 Which of all these does not know
   that the hand of the LORD has done this?

Talking Points:  Believe it or not, there are some people that don’t think God exists.  They think that because they can’t see Him or touch Him that He can’t be real.  How untrue!  We may not be able to see what God looks like, but we can see Him in everything we look at.  His power and majesty are evident everywhere.  Think of how all the animals on earth look different: that was by God’s design.  Think of the beautiful thunderstorms that light up the night’s sky: that’s God’s doing.  Think of how big the ocean is and how bright the sun is: all that God created.   It’s easy to know that God is real; we only have to look at all the beauty and majesty in the world around us.

Questions:  What is the biggest/smallest animal you can think of?  Did God create it? How do you know?  

Activity:  Share some fun animal facts with your child to show how amazing God is!

(Fun Facts taken from this website: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals/giraffe.html)

  • Giraffes have bluish-purple tongues which are tough and covered in bristly hair to help them with eating the thorny Acacia trees.

  • Remarkably, frogs actually use their eyes to help them swallow food. When the frog blinks, its eyeballs are pushed downwards creating a bulge in the roof of its mouth. This bulge squeezes the food inside the frog’s mouth down the back of its throat.

  • Elephants can swim – they use their trunk to breathe like a snorkel in deep water.

  • Whales love to sing! They use this as a call to mates, a way to communicate and also just for fun! After a period of time they get bored of the same whale song and begin to sing a different tune.

  • Horses and cows sleep while standing up.

  • Despite the white, fluffy appearance of Polar Bears fur, it actually has black skin.

  • Even when a snake has its eyes closed, it can still see through its eyelids.

  • Cats use their whiskers to check whether a space is too small for them to fit through or not.

    Prayer: Dear God, thank You for making all the amazing things on Earth.   You created the smallest ladybug to the largest mountains.  You created all the stars in the sky and all the raindrops that fall to Earth.   We can see You in everything around us. Thank You for making so evident that You exist! Amen!

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