Hello fellow resolution makers! It's been a few months now since the big ball drop and the start of 2014 so I wanted to check and see how you are keeping your New Year’s resolution. This year, I've committed to being different! (Romans 12:2) So what was your resolution?
Have you ever wondered whether God exists? You wouldn’t be the first person to say yes. Lots of people wonder whether God is out there somewhere.
One of the basic questions about God centers on creation. How did we come to be here? Were we created by Someone?
Many people believe that life began billions of years ago as a tiny single celled organism like bacteria, which evolved into multi-cellular organisms, which eventually gave rise to all the diverse plants and animals on our planet today.
To put this idea into perspective, let’s consider the Rainbow Loom. For life to have begun this way, it would be like dust in the air somehow coming together to form a single rubber band. Over time, a bunch of rubber bands would collect, perhaps by in your pocket. These bands would jiggle around in your pocket while you were wearing your jeans, then you’d take the jeans off and they’d get washed and dried. You’d wear the jeans again. Repeat this over and over, all the time with a bunch of small rubber bands in your pocket until one day you put your hand into your pocket and draw out a complex bracelet like the one pictured here.
Let me ask you, which is easier to believe—that these bracelets wove themselves together in your pocket accidentally, or that someone gathered the rubber bands together and wove them into a bracelet?
Grab your mom, aunt, neighbor, big sister, grandma or other trusted adult woman and watch this video!
Video-Gungor "Beautiful Things"
Chat it Out:
1. What are your thoughts about God taking something ordinary (like dirt and dust) and turning it into something AWESOME?
2. Share what you view as most beautiful about the person you are watching this with!
3. Romans 8:28 says "And we know that God causes everything to work togetherfor the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them." Share a situation in your life that may seem messy and ugly...Do you believe God can turn it into something beautiful?