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"Four and Five Year Olds!" by John Hergenrather

To encourage our readers, Creation Encounter leaders have been writing a series of essays reminiscing on the adventures and blessings of last year as we look forward to encountering our Creator with you this summer. As things begin to slowly reopen in Washington and Oregon, Creation Encounter co-founder and veteran tour leader John Hergenrather continues this series with some encouragement to enjoy God's creation this week. Please enjoy and feel free to share your own stories with us!


John Hergenrather


Families with young children are big fans of our Gorge day trips. On one of our hikes a few years ago I was privileged to overhear two little girls while they were hiking, one 4 and one 5 years old. The conversation went like this:

"Yes, but how did people start when there was no trees or light or anything? Didn't people start really small and after a long time they got bigger?"

Her four year old friend answered,

"I think God just made a big Daddy and a big Mommy and they started having babies.... that's all."

You are never too young or too old to get out there with your family! "Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them" (Psalms 111:2). Yes, we should be careful, comply with closures, and social distance, but thank the Lord we live where there are lots of legal open spaces. So get out there and ponder!

Previous essays in this series:

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