From Cells to Planets

“He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”  From the letter of the apostle Paul to the Colossians, chapter 1, verse 17.

There are many things I could write about this one little verse, but I can’t stop thinking about how fascinated our son, L., is with science.  This week and last week he has been learning in school and on his own about cells and planets, in particular.  From the microscopic to the telescopic, he loves discovering new facts, writing them down, and sharing with the rest of us.  In everything he tells us, I can’t help but think of the unmistakable hand of God in each of these:  the structure of the cell, and how it is able to divide…the tiny particles that hold cells together…the planets and their orbits…the perfect distance and angle from the Sun that our Earth enjoys…

I also love seeing our son’s great interest in all things scientific fall under the umbrella of his growing faith.  I love thinking, dreaming, and praying about his desire to be a “real scientist” when he grows up, and how God might use his gifts and interests.  As parents, we hope we can cultivate each of our children’s passions and talents, and guide them to find ways to glorify God with what is in their hearts.  I am excited to share this verse with L. and A. in the morning!

What verses, songs, or books have really stirred your heart lately?

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One comment

  1. We’re reading Pilgrim’s Progress for a second time. The kids are really familiar with the Bible so they get a lot of the inferences in the book. I sure can relate to your son’s appreciation of creation. Cell biology is fascinating! It’s a mini-universe all on its own…
    Blessings dear friend ~ Wendy

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