WEEK 5: BIRDS OF THE AIR + FISH OF THE SEA
‘‘And God said, ‘Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.’ So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind.
There are about 10,000 different species of birds and 34,000 different species of birds that are known to exist on the earth. God was so intentional in creating a huge variety of animals that we have yet to even discover all the different species. We are beginning to see how in all that God creates, it’s not only good but abundant. He never needs anything. And in fact, because He’s the source of life—God never runs out of more life and love and goodness. Part of God’s power (and we see His power as He speaks all of creation into existence) is that He is never lacking. God never needs anything.
Sometimes we might not feel like we have all of the things that we need. We forget that God provides us with more than enough. There are so many of us, that don’t know how to ask for and receive all the goodness God has for us. So if you’re in a place of wanting more of God, wanting to experience this overflow, let’s invite Him in right now. He wants fill us with His Spirit, not just a little but He wants His power to swarm through us, His love to prosper in us, and His grace to reproduce throughout our lives.
GO A LITTLE DEEPER:
Why would God create so many different species of birds and fish? What does that tell you about who He is ?
Why do you think that there are some birds and fish that we will never be able to know about?
We have learned that God provides us with more than enough, and that He can fill us with his Spirit . How can we invite God into our lives so that we can experience the abundance that He wants to give to us?
GO BIG + GO HOME!
Here are a couple of fun activities to help your little storymakers to further connect to what we have been uncovering about space.
Ocean Slime. You will need water, liquid glue, liquid starch, liquid water color and glue.
DIY sharknado. You will need two empty two liter bottles, tornado bottle connector/ or duck tape, blue food coloring, glitter, and aluminum foil.
Swans. You will need card board tubes, scissors, paint, sharpie, and craft glue.