Saturday, February 03, 2007

Snow, Snow, Snow

I like snow, I really do. I have always liked snow. I like great big blizzards where you must stay inside, drink hot chocolate and watch movies or play games all day. (Well, being home-schooled you still have to do school, then play the rest of the day.) I like watching the snow fall gently from the sky. I like building snow men with my kids. I like snow ball fights. I like sledding and tubing in the snow. I like skiing (if I was allowed to go). I like snow, and I like lots of snow but after 6 weeks of snow, I am about done, but here is a quick idea for a bible moment with your kids.

For those of you who still have snow at your house like I do at mine, you might want to take a moment to look at a snowflake . Place several pieces of black paper in the freezer for a couple of minutes while you gather the kids, a magnifying glass and a Bible.

Scoop up a handful of snow (or if it's currently snowing catch them on the paper)and place the snowflakes gently on the paper. Have your children look at the snowflakes with the magnifying glass. After a moment or two have the children comment on the flakes. Are they alike? How many points do they have (they should have six)? Watch them as they melt and note that they are frozen water. Guide them to see that each flake is unique. God created each of them to be different and unique. In all the millions of snowflakes, they are all different. God made us unique as well. He made each of us to be special and unique, and He has known us from the time we were in our mothers' womb. Read Psalm 139:13-16

Psalm 139
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,

16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

God has a special plan for our children and He made each of us unique so that we may fulfill that plan, just as He made snowflakes unique.

Take the snow as an opportunity to remind your children that they are precious to God and to you!


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