Once a month we try to do a fun field trip with some other homeschool families. This month we went to Abrams Planetaruim, my favorite so far. Emily and Maggie were completely absorbed for an hour and half. I have to say I was too. I’m pretty sure I spent most of my childhood confusing Astronomy with Astrology, so trying my best to flee evil, I didn’t pay much attention when the subject came up. Oops, I really missed out.
I was most excited that the girls left with a definition of reverence. It is a hard word to explain without experience. When we left Emily said, “Mom I don’t think I want to go into outer space, it’s too big, and I’m scared.” Pluto is 4 billion miles from the sun, but our entire solar system is just a little part of one of the arms of the milky way. It is amazing. Then look out further to the one who is “sustaining all things by his powerful word.” (Heb 1) and you have the beginnings of reverence.
3 When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?
It was a wonderful field trip, wasn’t it? What a joy to be able to do these experiences with our kids, it is so much fun to learn right along side of them.