By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director
This past weekend I had the opportunity to travel to the Creation Museum with 34 other people from Joy El. This trip has been long anticipated.
For years, 4.12 Leadership Training Program students have been requesting a trip. You see, we use Answers in Genesis material as part of teaching biblical worldview to the 4.12 students during the weekend training summits. And after several years of dreaming, we began our bus trip last Thursday.
While there, we participated in seminars on the truth of the resurrection, commonly asked questions about Noah’s Ark and the flood, the relevance of Genesis, and “Snakes Alive.” We also attended two planetarium presentations, which elicited audible and enduring awe from our group. Many of the students were excited to purchase resources that will help them in their pursuit to gain a greater understanding of God’s Word.
Perhaps the most vivid memory will be from the Snakes Alive seminar. Many students were able to hold snakes of various sizes.
The students benefited greatly from the entire experience.
“I learned more about the Bible this weekend that I have ever learned before.” – male high school junior
“Now I can see how things fit together in the Bible” – male high school junior
“Now I can help explain to others how God created the world.” – female high school junior
“When we watched The Creative Cosmos, I saw just how big the universe is and how small we are, yet God cares about every intricate detail of his creation and us.” – female high school senior
“I was so thankful to come on this trip. Being at the museum, helped me find answers to questions I’ve had since I was a child.” –female high school senior
I was impressed by the hunger of the students to learn significant truth–and to seek to apply it to their lives and in their relationships. I praise God that he has revealed himself through the awesome creation.
“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities– his eternal power and divine nature– have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse” (Romans 1:21).