A Day at the Museum Day 5

A Day at the Museum Day 5

A Day at the Museum

Creation Day 5

By Jen Lyons


Trust in the Lord with all your heart , and lean not on your own understanding;  in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.  Prov. 3: 5-6

There was so much to see in this museum, I wish we could’ve taken two days.  All I know is I’m coming back with my parents.  The Pitcher Plant from the rain forest exhibit reminded me a lot of “Marvin” – my pet Venus Fly Trap for 3 years.  That is, until my little brother tried to feed it mini marshmallows and it died.  Anyway, I know I have a lot of favorites so far but I can’t help but add another!  This one was a surprise exhibit in a ginormous tent, it had tons of plants like the rain forest one but only a lot more flowers.  When we went in, we were surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of this one thing!  I’ve never seen that many of this “one thing” in my entire life.  But before we went in, Mr. D gave us some clues….

“When God made flying creatures on Day 5, it wasn’t relegated to just birds!  Now who can tell me what insect I’m talking about?  I’ll give you 3 clues:  It can fly 30 miles per hour, taste with it’s feet, and in another form – gain about 2700 times it’s original weight.”  No guesses, so he gave us another clue.  “It’s the only insect that migrates to a warmer climate each year – for some, that’s 3,000 miles away!”  He stumped us.  “We’re talking about the Monarch Butterfly.  This fragile creature not only travels to a place it has never seen, but each one often returns to the very same tree!  If that isn’t enough, it can go hundreds of miles off course and still find it’s destination.  (I couldn’t find my way to Mexico even with a GPS.)  And this butterfly’s brain is the size of a pinhead!  God made an amazing creature.  And we haven’t even talked about the butterfly’s very delicate wing, it isn’t just designed for flight.  The intricate design of the wing in order to reflect color & iridescence is absolutely phenomenal and I can’t wait to get on this when we’re back.”

If a butterfly can make such a journey in God’s will and purpose for it, trust Him to direct your path too.  If you’re unsure about what direction to take in a situation, pray and ask God for wisdom.  He will direct your path!  Think about it, if God can direct a butterfly’s path, how much more can He direct yours?  ☺


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Jennifer loves kids galore, & helping them reach their potential more.
Privileged to have taught in the past, she’s homeschooling her boys & having a blast (most days.)
She loves being married & living in the country, with an occasional 4-legged creature sighting.
She also enjoys running & photography – but especially the fun of rhyming her writing.
She and her husband Neil have two sons and live in Central Michigan.

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