Rationale for Biblific

Writings to capture some of the essence of what is important in each section of Scripture.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Lesson in a Day at a School

Genesis 1: 11-13

11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.       (NIV) biblegateway.com

A child sat and listened to the teacher droning on. “... Water sustains life, the rivers flow into the sea, the water from the sea and rivers evaporate and form clouds. The rain, and the dew, which condenses on the surface of the plants in the morning, water the plants. The plants keep the soil from eroding into the oceans. The plants then die and decompose into the soil, supplying nutrients for future generations of plants...and,” said the teacher, and continued in a monotone, “the plants are genetically programmed to reproduce themselves in an endless cycle. They do this quite miraculously, without forgetting their own characteristics. In fact this genetic ‘memory’ of plants is so clearly observable that the first great geneticist studied flowers to begin formulating the theory of genetics.”

As the boy flipped over the first few pages of the nature studies book on his desk, he saw the concise color illustrations of how God had spoken the universe into existence. First, the way God had separated: light from dark, water from clouds with sky, sea from land; and the boy also observed how God had established the cycle of growth and the reproduction of all sorts of plants, in day 1, 2 and 3 of creation.
Yawning and scratching the back of his head, the boy looked up at the teacher who seemed to have finished speaking and was closing her book and calling the class to pack up for the end of the lesson. "At last!", he thought.

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