Friday, October 27, 2006

Science Moment

We think this section from yesterday's science is worth sharing. From *Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day* by Jeannie Fulbright, P. 150.

"Romans 1:20 - "For since creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made..." Metamorphosis is nature's illustration of what happens to you in your spirit once you become a Christian. You begin your life as a humble little caterpillar with simple eyes that cannot see anything but shades of light and dark. Remember, if insect larvae have eyes, they are simple ocelli that cannot see images but can only sense light and dark. Once you receive Christ, the Bible says you are a "new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come." (2 Cor 5:17) Wow! When we accept Christ, we become a totally new creature. Suddenly, we are like the amazingly beautiful butterfly that emerges from the chrysalis. We have new eyes, too, just like the butterfly,. We can see clearly, not just shades of light and dark. We have suddenly developed compound eyes that see things in an eternal perspective! God's amazing process of the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly is a picture of the transformation a person experiences in Christ."

Personally, I also think there is some spiritual truth in the chrysalis stage...but I've not completely studied or thought it out yet. I'm thinking that there is a need for us to be "shut up" with the Holy Spirit and God as they work a transformation in our lives...first in private on the inside and then in a more public sense where all see.

Thoughts from a fellow larvae turned butterfly...or maybe it would be more accurate to say that we continue in this state the rest of our life...growing and changing constantly to be ever more like Him.


Debbie said...

We just finished this chapter. I am enjoying this science curriculum so much. It has been a wonderful time that Gabe and I have together and it is really good science!

Jodi said...

That was a very nice thought.

You are so enjoying this series of science books. I feel I should maybe give them another try. The one we tried was Astronomy but it didn't click well for us. Maybe beause we'd already done some astronomy and a lot was a repeat even the first few experients were things we'd sorta BTDT already. Although Flying creatures may be a better fit here in the spring/summer. Well, something to ponder anyway! Maybe I'll look at the sample pages.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

I don't know why we love this series so much...I think because they KIDS like it - it's all in one spot...I don't feel pressured to do it all becuse we are going to cycle through it again before these young 2 are ready for General Science and beyond....they really like it.