Nature Study: God’s Surprises!

Isn’t it a beautiful thing when God shows our little ones how spectacular His surprises can be without any help from us?

Our wonderful homeschooling curriculum, My Father’s World, includes many fun experiments & activities for the kids to experience throughout the school year. Lawrie, who’s in Kindergarten this year, was excited to spend some time observing an ant hill earlier this year & is looking forward to watching some butterflies “hatch” in just a couple of weeks.

In the meantime, while we were patiently waiting to get to that particular study period, he couldn’t help but to go on a little search for his own butterflies. And it wasn’t long before we thought he’d found a cocoon! {Hey, don’t beat me up on this one… I am many things, but a entomologist ain’t one of ’em!} So Lawrie carefully placed the “cocoon” in his butterfly habitat & we all but forgot about it. LOL

Well over the weekend, we were surprised…

This is, of course, the Bible verse I had all “ready-to-go” for when the “cocoon” hatched…

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!  
(2 Corinthians 5:17, New International Version)

Instead, we took a little more time to explore the idea that even though many things in God’s Creation surprise us, nothing surprises God… He knows all, because He made it all!

 12 But God made the earth by his power;
   he founded the world by his wisdom
   and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
13 When he thunders, the waters in the heavens roar;
   he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth.
He sends lightning with the rain
   and brings out the wind from his storehouses.  

(Jeremiah 10:12-13, New International Version)


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One Comment

  1. What a wonderful lesson for your kids! Mine are steadfast in their worm saving pursuits. Everytime it rains, out they go to rescue worms from puddles — even though I have told them I am quite certain worms can’t drown. LOL
    My kids would love that butterfly habitat!

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