During our elementary Zoom calls this summer, our kids are talking about Faith. Our VBS kits also focused on Faith and the first lesson focused on seeing God in Creation. Although we may not be able to see God with our eyes, we can trust in what we can’t see because of what we can see, by focusing on creation.
This time of being forced to slow down, has given me and my family more time to be outside in God’s creation, and we have really been enjoying it! We have been taking trips to the beach about once a week. Last week when we were there, the kids found a crab with an orange sack on it, we googled what that meant and found out that it was pregnant! That was a great educational experience for all of us.
We’ve also been walking the back trails at Ragle Park in Sebastopol, (when we go on walks we always have masks with us and put them on when we pass or come within 6 feet of another person) we get to pass by beautiful vineyards and the kids love to look for caterpillars. Soon we’ll be able to pick some black berries on that trail.
On Sunday afternoon, our family thought we could escape the heat by heading out to Armstrong Woods, we were wrong. It was 98 degrees as we walked through the woods, but we still got to enjoy looking at the massive Redwood Trees.
The other evening at twilight we heard a hooting noise and looked to find 3 owls in the tree next to our house, then a few nights later we had an owl perched on the power line right in front of our house. It’s been fun to be intentional about spending time outside and experiencing God’s creation.
Yesterday afternoon we went on a walk at Spring Lake, I told my kids to make note of all the things they could see that God made. Here is what we noted:
The hot sun
Everything we listed points to an amazing, powerful, and mighty God. This a fun activity that we can do anytime we are outside. When we see God’s creation it helps us remember that God made all of this, and He made US! So, if you ever find yourself wondering if God’s really there, remember to FOCUS on what you can see.
Ever since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities—God’s eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, because they are understood through the things God has made. So humans are without excuse. Romans 1:20