The world around us is filled with evidence of God’s design. Liz and his friends see some of that design and learn more about their creator.Play Episode
Episode Theme: God is the God of All Things
1. In Psalm 104:21, the poet wrote about all the things God created. What are the five most amazing creations of God you’ve ever seen? Have you ever thanked him for making them?
2. Have you ever studied ants around an anthill? The tiny creatures are constantly scurrying about, building and taking care of the nest, and gathering food. Drop a potato chip about five feet from an anthill and see how long it takes the ants to find it, break it into small bits, and carry it back to their hole. It’s amazing that creatures that small can do so much. God’s ants can teach us. In Proverbs 6:6-8, God tells us to pattern ourselves after the ant. We are to work hard and take care of things that need to be done. Like the ant, we should work hard because it’s the right thing to do. As you listen to this episode, think of some other lessons we can learn from God’s creation.
“How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.”Psalm 104:24
In this episode, Grandpa and Chamy have a long talk about creation and evolution, while Liz sees one of the wonders of creation right before his eyes.
Have you ever thought about all that God has made? He created birds and animals and plants with beauty—cardinals, polar bears, and wildflowers. He created things that are useful to us—fruit and vegetables, trees that turn into oil and coal that we burn to keep warm. He made some things that he probably knew we would laugh at—kittens, giraffes, you and me.
He could have made the world so that everyone and everything looked alike. He could have made just one food, so that we ate the same thing every day. But he made what he did because he loves us. Before sin corrupted the world, it was perfect. There’s a lot wrong with it, and us, now. But we can still see evidence of his original design. And we can know that, when we trust him, we will someday see it all perfect again.
Why did Chamy go with Grandpa to the nursing home in Bakerville?
So she could complete her school service requirement.
What happened on the way home?
Grandpa’s truck broke down.
What did Chamy and Grandpa talk about as they walked home?
Creation and evolution.
What did Liz and Morrie find in the woods?
Granny’s dog, Baxter.
Why was Baxter acting so weird?
She was about to have puppies.
Take a walk around a park in your neighborhood. Observe God’s creation and thank him for making such an interesting world. Find something to take home—a rock with an interesting shape, an old bird’s nest, a pine cone. Put it in your room, and whenever you see it, let it be a reminder to you to thank God for all he’s made.
The world around us is filled with evidence of God’s design. Liz and his friends see some of that design and learn more about their creator.
Liz desperately wants to interview someone with a great story for his school project. Who lives in the mysterious house across the swamp? How will Liz get there, and what valuable stories does he learn?