Fishers of Men, Not Yet
I got the privilege to chaperone our school field trip to one of our lagoons. What a beautiful day that the Lord granted us with! The students went into the grassflats with scoop nets to fish for the babies that grow there.
They where instructed with the does and don’t of fishing. They did an amazing job.
As you can see they had a great time and caught a ton of babies. There was over 19 different species caught. Included was shrimp, pipe fish, hermit crabs, blue crabs, flounder, one scorpion fish, puffer fish, jellyfish and more.
Yes, there was a time out pan. This one made me laugh but it was necessary to keep the baby crabs (who do not pinch yet) away from the bigger ones (whose pinchers where more developed). So the babies would not be eaten in such a contained environment.
Teams of two would get to try their hand on net fishing. Most of what they caught was small fishes. After everyone had a turn, they were taken back to dry off and change clothes. After everyone was changed we took them into the exhibit area to view some of the wild life that live in our area.
After leaving the center, my thoughts about the day started. It just amazes me how God created all these different animals. The different textures, colors and skins. The care that He took into the details of each and every one of them. The sense of humor that God must have by how He made some of them look. How He instilled into them where to live while getting big enough to go into other areas. How He protects them by camouflaging them to their surroundings.
What a wonderful day to spend with our students and discovering God in nature!!!
‘Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.” Genesis 1:19-21 NKJV