“Space” the Exciting Wilderness

Our girls being sworn in as junior rangers
Our girls being sworn in as junior rangers at Mt. Rushmore

One of the highlights for our girls on this trip was to be sworn in as junior rangers at Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park. One of the requirements at Yellowstone was to attend a “ranger talk.” So, we went to what they dubbed, “camp-fire with a ranger.”

There was no camp-fire, but Ranger Lydia talked about space as the exciting wilderness to explore. She was engaging and we could tell she was very knowledgeable. However, our girls said, “She’s wrong. God created the universe, not some ‘big bang!'” We were so proud of our girls! However, we did have to remind them that Ranger Lydia was not all wrong. Science has provided some answers to us – like the solar system, the galaxy, and many others – but when “theories” are pushed as the “truth,” I wonder if people like Lydia, and many others in the audience who agree with her, are not too far away from having “faith.”

One of our girls asked, “How can she say such things? Doesn’t she see the animals? Doesn’t she see all this beauty? How can these things be ‘accidents’?”

For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens (he is God!), who formed the earth and made it (he established it; he did not create it empty, he formed it to be inhabited!): “I am the LORD, and there is no other. I did not speak in secret, in a land of darkness; I did not say to the offspring of Jacob, ‘Seek me in vain.’ I the LORD speak the truth; I declare what is right. – Isaiah 45:18-19 (ESV)


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