Thanks for joining me for Exploring the Wonders of God’s Creation. Yesterday we read through the story of creation in Genesis and soon we will begin reading that account a bit more slowly and deliberately.
But before we get to that, take a few moments today to put together a Wonder of God’s Creation Journal for you and anyone else who might be doing this study with you.
You don’t need anything fancy, just a place where you can record your thoughts and observations. A simple spiral notebook or sketch pad will work perfectly.
An adult or child who is writing might prefer lined paper, but unlined paper for drawing or adhering photos you have taken or photos from magazines or the internet might be better for smaller children.
You can leave the cover blank, write the words “Exploring the Wonders of God’s Creation” on the cover or print out the study’s graphic from this post and glue it right on top.
If you don’t have a notebook on hand, loose paper and a binder work well, too. The point is to just get a place where you can keep your thoughts together and also let your mind race.
Once you have it all together, you’ll be ready for the next part of the study: The Beginning and Day One. I’ll post that assignment soon.
In the meantime, take a few moments to stop and think about any wonders you have seen and experienced. Set a timer for five minutes and just think about the beauty he has shown you over the years. Write down anything that comes to mind. Invite your children to do the same.
These wonders could be a rushing stream, an amazing landscape, a ladybug crawling up a stem that you had the pleasure and privilege of watching. Your list might include a rainbow after a storm, or it might even be the storm itself. Whatever comes to mind, just write it down and free your mind to think of what else you have experienced.
Once you have your list for today, stop and thank God for sharing those things with you.
Then talk about your list with your children, asking them what might be on theirs.
If you are up for it, share a few of your items and those your children shared, here in the comments. If you use Facebook, share a few of your thoughts there on your own Wall or onthe MomsToolbox page. If you use Twitter, tweet a few of your thoughts and mention me in the tweet (@MomsToolbox) so I can tweet you back. Let’s get everyone marveling about Him together!
I’ll be back with more scripture to read later, but today, just get your notebook together, recall some of his gifts and talk to Him about those gifts.