Thursday, June 26, 2008

Our Last Experiment

Our last experiment for Antarctica and the school year was about penguin fat! Yea! The demonstration was to show the kids just how much the layer of fat protects the penguins from the icy waters of the Antarctic.We placed the kids' right hand in an ordinary Ziploc bag. Then we place their left hand into a doubled up bag with a layer of Crisco in between. We molded the Crisco to form a mitten around their hand.
Then they plunged their hands into very icy water.

Okay I know this experiment sounds totally simplistic. But I have to tell you, the temperature difference between hands was incredible. The left hand felt actually warm and cozy while the right hand quickly turned red and bone cold.

As Kurt had his hands in the water (we all took turns) it occurred to me that the Holy Spirit does this for us.
With Jesus, we are protected from the harsh realities of the world. We can be in the world but not of the world.
We didn't tape the Crisco mitten on our hands. We had to choose to keep it inside.
Jesus lets us choose too. We have the free will to slip our hand out of it's protective mitten and plunge it into the icy waters. It's up to us. I've plunged in enough to know I don't like it in there. My heart desires to stay nice and toasty in the covering and protection of His everlasting arms.

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33

1 comment:

watchthesky said...

Hello maggie! :)
Great eternal points taken from a simple school lesson. Love it when that happens!
As for you taking part in Book Review Friday, I'm very excited! I love seeing new ladies getting involved. It isn't the easiest study to keep up with sometimes, but it is definitely rewarding. Looking forward to having you along. :)

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