"I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted."
My thoughts as I read this promise were, "Abba, dust is so insignificant. Grains of sand are so beautiful, but who wants to be likened to a particle of dust?" As usual, Abba silenced me with His magnificence soonafter.
I felt like our theme for the week would be to study dust. For science, we found sites explaining dust particles, we explored different microscope slides to compare and contrast how very different each particle is, and even went around the house collecting our own dust samples. It was pretty interesting to say the least.
But then, as I was online further developing the following day's lesson plan, I stumbled onto a website that literally humbled me and brought me to tears. If you have not encountered an artist named Willard Wigan, please visit this link and expose your family to this man who Abba has extraordinarily anointed.
Mr. Wigan is a microsculptor. What is that, you ask? Basically, Abba gifted him with the ability to take the tiniest dust particles and create captivating sculptures with them. Studying the intensity of this craft led me to a deeper understanding into our Father's creative process. This art came about through much adversity in Mr. Wigan's life; he had learning difficulties in both reading and writing. But in his spare time as a child, he befriended little ants and had such love for them that he fashioned them shoes and furnishings! (Never discount the simple acts of children. Abba works best in these little ones!) Eventually his hobby became a world reknowned art form and his gift has made signficant contributions to the medical community to assist surgeons with complex procedures. These are some of the works Mr. Wigan has done (photos courtesy of http://www.willard-wigan.com):
This second picture is of a little girl sculpted on an eyelash. Another one of my favorites. Halleluyah. We were able to use this artist for both art and creative writing. My son (who is very similar to Willard Wigan in his early years) wrote about the world that Willard and he would create for some little ant friends. He talked about a flashy racecar and even a refrigerator for these tiny ants! And my eldest daughter, a budding artist, wrote about the techniques and skills necessary to make these incredible pieces.
I can honestly say, I have a renewed view of the Abrahamic covenant. This homeschool week left an indelible impression on my mind and I found myself very humble before YHVH. I now am thankful to be likened to a speck of dust! Halleluyah!!!!