Whether it’s the brilliance of a sunset or the antics of tiny ants, God’s creation is staggering. The sheer volume of the beauty, variety, shapes and sizes of it all shows the sheer extravagance of the Creator who amazingly links himself personally with us. The Bible tells us that we are made in God’s image – how amazing is that!
Children often are in awe of what they find around them in creation and we, as adults, can encourage them to discover the intricate details of even a simple leaf let alone the transformations experienced by a butterfly egg and its subsequent developments. Who would have thought that a wriggly caterpillar could change into an ugly chrysalis and then become a splendid butterfly. Only God could have thought of making that!
Even in dryer countries where the luscious grass seems rare, the little creatures that burrow even amongst the sand are so resourceful. Even cacti and trees in these regions somehow have a means of getting water. The big tap roots of some plants can access what they need.
God wants children to know his greatness and majesty just by seeing the creation he has made around them. Sometimes, we, as adults, can complicate their thinking and muddle their simple faith of God making everything. ‘The Creation Series’ of Diamond Books seeks to present creation just as it is and acknowledges who made it. Let’s keep feeding our children with the living bread of God’s word that says that God spoke and he made light, and then the sky, land and sea, then the plants and lights in the heavens and the sea creatures, the birds and animals and finally his highest creation, mankind (Genesis 1-2). Let’s marvel in awe at what God has done but more importantly at who he is!