If your class is meeting online, you can use the screen-share feature of your video chat software to show the video. Our planet has been called the “greatest living puzzle in the universe”—a collection of worlds within worlds, each one with a network of relationships and connections between all their living parts, leading to the diverse and complex world we live in.
And at the heart of many of these worlds is a very special group of animals: the insects. Along with their close relatives, the arachnids and crustaceans, these animals are classed together as the arthropods. Together they account for 80% of all animal species on our planet, and whether we know it or not, they play an integral role in the sustainability of our earth. Let’s take a look!
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Fascinating Miniature World of Insects
Looking at this footage, it can be really hard to comprehend how our God can be in command of so much, from the minute details of a bumblebee to the incomprehesibly massive universe of galaxies, yet still care for each individual piece.
- What are your thoughts about sharing day-to-day problems with a God who is so busy running the universe? (Give your students a chance to answer this question honestly.)
Down to the very smallest of creatures, God has created a world for each one, perfectly fitted for where they were made to live and what they were made to do. And the best part? He’s designed those worlds within our world to interact with us giving us joy and help and even good work to do.
This begs the question, if God has invested so much into the minute events of an army ant’s life, how much more does He care for you and me? In today’s lesson, we’ll see why the Bible says, in Luke 12:6-7 (MSG), “What’s the price of two or three pet canaries? Some loose change, right? But God never overlooks a single one. And he pays even greater attention to you, down to the last detail—even numbering the hairs on your head! So don’t be intimidated by all this bully talk. You’re worth more than a million canaries.”