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Creation Story – do you believe?

Creation Story – do you believe?

Today I look at the creation story. It amazes me how God puts circumstances into my path for me to follow and learn.

This is a reworking of a post I had from 2012.

Creation Story - Do you Believe?

When I first heard  the word “story” I thought of the story of my week at V.I.B.E. (Vacation Bible School). It was quite a story.

We had 23 children; lots of fun; great weather; wonderful leaders and volunteers. We talked about God and His story. We learned we are unique and loved by Him. We learned the Lord’s Prayer. We had fun with each other.

I survived!

Then on Sunday our minister, Harry Morgan, preached about the Creation Story.

Harry started with a great description of a giraffe and told us many interesting facts that I did not know:

        • a giraffe’s neck can be 500 pounds
        • a giraffe has a spring like thing connecting his head to his body, so he can lift his head quickly.
        • he does not get dizzy because of a system of veins and arteries with stop gates Here is the scientific wording:

  “But the giraffe was engineered with reinforced artery walls, anti-pooling valves, a web of small blood vessels and pressure-sensing nerves that assure an adequate blood flow to the brain at just the right pressure. Creation Ministry.

Later in the sermon he talked about honeycomb and bees.

Creation Story - Bumblebee

Bumblebee – taken by Janis Cox

Harry talked about the special dance that bees do to explain where to find the best nectar field.

“To identify the location of a food source too distant from the hive to be smelled or seen by the other bees, the scout does a dance on the honeycomb inside the hive” Creation Ministries .

Here are my take aways:

“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” (Romans 1:20 NIV).

I know I can believe the creation story –  what the Bible says.

There is evidence of a wise Creator – a Designer and we need to answer to Him. May the Holy Spirit continue to show me more and more of God and Jesus.

Two Stories on the same day- both about life and God.

SIMPLY SATURDAY – Grateful

Simply Saturday – Grateful

Once again I am tagging on to The Gypsy Mama. Today her word is grateful. Five minutes – here I go.

This week has been filled with blessings. My daughter and her two children were here (4 and 2). I ran a vacation Bible School called the VIBE (Ventures in Biblical Education). We had two fantastic leaders from our Presbytery and 16 registered children.

What fun! What excitement! What sweet children!

My body is in recovery mode today. I am a Grandma; running up and down stairs; doing jumping jacks and sitting on the floor – those were some of my activities.

It may take me a couple of days to recover but what a wonderful week.

The next week will be filled with planning for my mission trip to Poland with International Messengers. For two weeks we will be over in Poland to visit and teach English. Once again I am looking after the children ages 4-12.

Grace and Gene Fox are in Romania at the moment, before they meet us in Poland. What a wonderful team to work with. She writes in her blog about her reflections on her trip to Romania.

I am grateful that God gave me the gifts and passion to do this. I am grateful He gives me the strength and health to physically be able to work with children.

Counting my blessings and being grateful each day as God leads and guides me. I would appreciate any prayers for this trip.

TIME IS UP.

Your turn. Write a comment or post on being grateful. You can link to Gypsy Mama – here.

Blessings,

Jan

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