You probably think I’m talking about Veggie Tales today. While I adore those little singing, dancing vegetables, this post is about another creation.
Being a cool day, we made a trip to the zoo, hoping that the lower temperature would bring out more animals. It did. Included was this gorgeous white peacock.
Aside from being a great homeschool trip that we’re going to write about using this field trip freebie, that spectacular peacock helped reinforce an important lesson. God created us — each of us — and made us unique.
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 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, your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be” (Psalm 139:13-16).
The awesome thing about this passage is how it explains that we are all individuals, and we were all formed — wonderfully — by the Lord. God knew how each of us would look, sound, and act before we were even born. It’s really an incredible idea when you consider the power of God. He can do anything, from changing our bad qualities to removing a peacock’s vivid coloring.
So, remember during your homeschool day (and every day) that we are all very different. When it is difficult to deal with our “challenging” children, remember that God made each of them special, because that’s how He wanted them to be.