Hand your child the magnifying glass, or have them find it in the kit.
Take your magnifying glass. Use it to look at the floor, at your shirt, at the back of your hand.
What little details do you notice that you hadn’t before?
Now use the magnifying glass to look at your thumbprint.
Notice each line and curve.
When God looks at the world, God sees it all – the big and the small. God sees every detail.
Did you know that God knows every hair on your head and every curve in your thumbprint?
There is no one in the world exactly like you. You are wonderfully made, and God loves you.
Listen to these words from Psalm 139, verse 14 –
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
that I know very well.
Now let’s sit in silence. Look at your own thumbprint as you remember that you are wonderfully made by God.
[After a few moments of silence, pray]
Thank you for your creation.
You have made me wonderful,
Because you are wonderful.
[The magnifying glass can now go in the box.]