Thursday, March 1, 2012

Capillary Action

The kids and I have started working through a cute book called the "The Everything Kids' Science Experiment Book" by Tom Robinson. (Our awesome library had it in their cooperative system, but it is very inexpensive on Amazon and definitely worth the purchase.) Our first science experiment was on capillary action. It is amazing how when you look, you can see God in all of the small details, especially when it comes to His creation and design. Well we placed a stalk of celery in a glass of water with red food coloring. Eventually after a few days, the leaves began to show a hint of red around the edges. The lesson was that the leaves receive their nutrition and water from thier roots and stems by means of capillary action. I was teaching them that when you water a plant, you water the ground and not the leaves. When you think about it, it is the same way with us as human beings. Whatever we are rooted in and being nourished by, is what eventually shows on our outermost parts. As Christians, it is important to be rooted in a relationship with our Father and our foundation built on His Word. I see it in my own life. When I let things distract me from studying God's word and being in continual communication with Him, I begin to see the difference in my actions and words. I struggle, in essence, I am losing my nutrient supply. So anytime you might struggle like I do, remember what Jesus says in Matthew 4:4: "It is written: Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God." Open the Bible or use that Bible app. Talk to Him thoughout your day. We are promised in James 4:4 that if we draw near to God, He will draw near to us. It is then that we will exude the full beauty that He has in each of us.

1 comment:

  1. I love how you were able to take a science experiment and make it into a devotional. You really thought about it beyond the fact that God designed a really awesome world.