Nature has incredible influence over us.
Studies show that plants and flowers help post-surgery patients raise their spirits, experience shorter hospital stays, require less medicine, and recover faster.
An article from the Yale School of Environment reports that spending a cumulative time of two hours in nature each week has significant health benefits.
Nature is also an incredible classroom for teaching children about God’s character. Even young children can perceive God’s hidden attributes through creation (Romans 1:20), connect God’s Word to the natural world, and develop a deep understanding of the rich nature narratives strung throughout Scripture that point to the Creator.
On our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Helping Kids See God’s Glory in Nature,” our guest Eryn Lynum is with us. She is a certified Master Naturalist, Bible teacher, national speaker, and author with excellent tips for turning the great outdoors into an opportunity for teaching about God’s creation and His character as Creator. Her simple strategies will help your kids build a strong foundation of faith from an early age and improve their mental health.
I’d like to extend an invitation for you to become a special partner with us through our monthly “Friends of Focus on the Family” program. When you do, I’ll send you a copy of Eryn’s book Rooted in Wonder: Nurturing Your Family’s Faith Through God’s Creation as a way of saying thank you for touching others with the love of Christ. You’ll also receive member-exclusive benefits. To make your pledge, or for more information, click here or call 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).