Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Creation Museum

Thursday, Jeff and I packed up the kids, along with three of our college friends, and drove up to Kentucky to see the Creation Museum. It was truly amazing. We loved going through this museum filled with the truth! It was refreshing to be able to let Katie look at and read the displays without having to explain to her why what she just read isn't true. It was nice to be able to say, "See how God's hand is obvious in all of creation?" instead of having to continually remind her that the wisdom of the world is foolishness to God. We know by faith that God created the world in six days by speaking it into existence, but it was definitely exciting to see all the scientific evidence of a world designed by a Creator. The museum was also full of evidence for the flood, and showed how the worldly explanation just doesn't make sense.

The museum has a petting zoo, dinosaur exhibit, botanical gardens, a planetarium, lectures, short films, and restaurants in addition to the main body of the museum. We brought a picnic lunch and ate outside -- it was an absolutely gorgeous day!

Ben, Hope, Joe, Kim, and Kaity in the hotel room.

Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. The museum told the history of the world from creation through the fall of man to Christ's work of redemption on the cross.

Kaity is looking at a model of what "Noah's Ark" may have looked like on the inside. That part was really cool!

Here, Jeff and Ben and the kids are looking at a huge area with an ark "under construction".

"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory ..." John 1:14

I took this picture of the outside of the museum while standing at our picnic table.

Joe feeding goats at the petting zoo. There were also llamas, zebras, a camel, pigs, chickens, turkeys, several other different kinds of birds, and donkeys. The highlight for all of us was when the camel nuzzled Jeff.

The Tyrannosaur in the dinosaur section.

God's amazing creation on the drive home.

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