Children’s Corner- God Made Many Wonders
Elizabeth B. Jones
Linda found a crab crawling along
“Oh, look at this funny
crab,” she said. “See, he is crawling sideways.”
“That is the way crabs
travel,” said Daddy. “It’s a wonder they ever get
“Where did he come
from?,” asked John.
“From the ocean,” Daddy
told him. “There are many crabs in the ocean. See his little shell
house? When it is too small for him, he will shed it and have another just
the right size for him.”
“How can he do it?”
“I don’t know,
Linda. He is one of God’s wonders. The earth and sea are full of
“Tell us about them—all
of them,” said John.
“Oh, I couldn’t tell
you about all of them,” laughed Daddy; “there are too many. But I can tell
“In the ocean are many
little creatures, like the crab, who live in shell homes just right for
them. There are many kinds of fish too, and one that carries a light to
show him the way through the darkness!
“There are many wonders
all around us, too, like the little creatures that look like the things around
them. The garden toad wears a funny wrinkled coat to look like the brown
earth. The walking stick looks like a twig, and a dead-leaf moth looks
like a dead leaf on the bush where he is resting.”
“Tell us more,” said
“We must start for
home,” said Mother, “but I think it’s a good thing to think about some of God’s
wonders. It helps us to know how great and wonderful God is, and to know
that He will care for us.”
The day was almost
over. The sun had slipped behind the hills and now the sky was growing
darker. The baby robins had settled down in their nest beneath mother’s
wings. Father robin had just begun his evening song.
“Look at the evening
star,” said Mother; “isn’t it beautiful?”
“Yes,” said John, “It’s
the first star in the sky tonight.”
“Sometimes I wonder
which is more beautiful, the blue sky of the daytime, or the starry sky at
night,” said Mother.
“I like the blue sky
the best,” said John, “when the big white clouds are sailing
“Think of all the
beautiful things in the world,” said Mother. “Let’s name a few of
“I like tall mountains,
covered with snow,” said John.
“I like sunsets and
rainbows,” said Mother, “and the moon and
stars. I like trees with branches waving in the
“I like oceans and
rivers and lakes,” said Linda.
“Little things are
beautiful, too,” said Mother; “rose petals, butterflies, and birds.
Sometimes I think the little things are the most beautiful of
“I see something
beautiful right now,” said John, with a big yawn, “and it’s little. It’s a
lightning bug just turning on his light.”
“God has made a
beautiful world for us to enjoy.”
God “doeth great things
. . . and wonders without number.” Job 9:10.
August 2001 Table of Contents