Becoming Holy

A Night at the Museum…

on October 17, 2013

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Dinosaurs~Everywhere!  Our recent trip to take Jordan to New York City included an afternoon in the American Museum of Natural History. We had placed this stop high on the list of things to do, having recently watched the movie, “A Night at the Museum.”   What fun to exit the subway and walk into a magical land of dinosaurs!  We were all intrigued by the archaeological findings, but none of us more than our little Max!  Photos had to be taken with every different type of dinosaur and he would break into the “Stegosaurus Song” at the drop of a hat!

We have a renewed interest in dinosaurs at our house.  There is a dinosaur collection of toys at the local drug store, including a dinosaur egg that only needs to be placed in water for 24 hours before it begins to hatch!  We purchased the egg, placed it in water, and debated on a name.  Max’s new baby dino would be called “Roger.”  Roger began to hatch the following morning.  A grand discussion took place about how this happens.  Max thought maybe the dinosaur “toy” had sharp claws and teeth which would cause the egg to crack as it grows.  I asked him what we would do if it were REAL, like in the movie!  Both of our eyes got really big as we discussed what we would do with a LIVE dinosaur in the house!

Max’s cousins came to play and in the course of showing off the dinosaur, Roger was REMOVED from the water!  GASP!  With tears just on the verge, Godmother Lisa, took Max’s hand and off to the drugstore they went.  Max returned with not one, but THREE, dinosaur gifts!  Aren’t Godmothers the best?  And so we have been excavating dinosaur bones out of chalky eggs, submersing additional eggs in water and studying dinosaurs on every available space in our kitchen/school room!

It’s amazing how something as fun as a unit study on dinosaurs still draws us back to God.  Discussions on Creation and when Adam and Eve lived came up.  We all want to know if there were dinosaurs “in the beginning.”  How did everyone get along?  Which part of Bible History saw the “end of the dinosaurs?  Were they placed on earth for fossil fuel?  Does the massive size of the dinosaur help remind us of the awesome power of God?  Great questions!

Roger, by the way, is still making his way out of the egg.  The water removal may have arrested his development, but he is slowly making his way into our family. As our dinosaur family grows, so does my awareness that this season is one to enjoy and embrace~knowing that the seasons of life are far too short. Thanking God for the gift of little boys, museum trips, dinosaurs, godmothers, cousins and big sisters who love Little Brother so much they share in his joy at all times!

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