Many of us are looking forward to Spring Break arriving soon. Since we are not all on the same schedule, we don’t all have it on the same week. My break was last week. On the Friday before break, I challenged my students to look for God’s handiwork in places that, perhaps, they had never seen it before. We read Colossians 1: 15-20.
15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.
Normally I am opposed to assigning homework over a vacation. This year I made an exception. My students were to return with a description of just one of the “all things” they had observed while on Spring Break. Yesterday they returned from Spring Break and told of seeing Venus & Jupiter, hearing birds they did not know existed, seeing the flowers on maple trees, and watching the rolling clouds of an incoming storm. Eyes were opened just a wee bit more to “all things”.
Perhaps your students, too, will observe an aspect of God’s handiwork that is new to them, and recognize it as a part of all things.