The Creation Museum..

Hello all! This is part two from our road trip last weekend. We went to see the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum. You can read about the Ark Encounter in my previous blog post.

The Creation Museum is located in Petersburg, Kentucky. It’s conveniently located off I-75.

The museum allows you to venture through biblical history, stunning exhibits, botanical gardens, a planetarium, a petting zoo, a zip line adventure course, and much more!

We had an amazing time. The gardens hadn’t been planted yet, but I imagine they are beautiful when spring finally arrives in the Midwest. Here are some photos from our visit.

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The Ark Encounter

Road trip!! My traveling companions and I just took an overnight trip to visit The Ark in Williamstown, Kentucky.

The ark is a massive ship depicting the biblical tale of Noah’s ark.

We arrived on a rainy day…perfect weather for the occasion. A bus takes you from the ticket area to the ark. Otherwise it’s a very long walk.

Upon boarding the ark you’re “greeted” by Noah and his family praying and in addition to the prayer you can also hear rain and thunder. A short walk around the corner brings you to a dark area of the ark and all you can hear is the storm raging outside.

There are 3 levels to the ark. You can see how they stored food and water, kept animals contained, and the living quarters of Noah and his family. There is so much to see and learn. We spent about three hours exploring and reading all the signs. The life size figures look incredibly real.

It’s a great family adventure and I recommend it highly. While in the area we visited the Creation Museum the following day and it was just as amazing as the ark. My next blog entry will be about the Creation Museum.

Here is a sampling of photos I took from our Ark Encounter.

I hope you have a chance to see it for yourself…and bring an umbrella, just in case!!

Description from website

**Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old. Ark Encounter is situated in beautiful Grant County in Williamstown, Kentucky, halfway between Cincinnati and Lexington and right off I-75.

Start To Finish…

God will always finish what He starts.

On the other hand, we do not always finish what we start. Our lives are filled with loose ends…books started but never finished. Promises made but not kept. Home improvement tasks begun but not completed. Intentions made but not followed thru on. Our lives are filled with should haves, would haves, and could haves.

My post is prompted by the fact that Easter is right around the corner and spring is in the air. 

In the Fall, I wrote a piece about how the seasons changing represent the seasons of our lives. It’s spring and we can see how much beauty can come from the “death” of Fall and the “darkness” of Winter. 

Nature is coming back to life and being reborn as something new and beautiful after a dark period of time. The same applies to the seasons of our lives. Feel free to go back and read it if it interests you.

Back to Easter…I’m a Christian. I’m sure not everyone reading this is and that’s okay. I’m not trying to convert ya…just trying to express some thoughts on Christianity’s most important holiday. 

Easter celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. God sent his Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins. Jesus died for ALL of us knowing we might never love him back. That is true love. 

I was raised in a Christian home. I grew up as a Christian, yet for a time I questioned those beliefs and rebelled. I’d have to say those were some of my darkest days. I no longer believe because of my upbringing. I believe because of my experiences and realizing that God was truly the only one there for me during those dark days. I turned to Him in my darkest hours and He carried me through. I may have given up on Him, but He never gave up on me. 

The testimonies of lives throughout history show the power of the Resurrection. Many have been delivered from addictions. Lives of the destitute and despairing have found hope. Broken marriages have been restored. He will always finish what He starts. 

Like the seasons mirror our changing lives, the Resurection shows us that all things become new through Jesus Christ. 

The tomb was empty yet filled with hope and promise.

I didn’t write the following and I don’t know who to give credit to, but I’ve read it on several occasions and would like to include it….

A lot can happen in just three days. The resurrection teaches us that God will always finish what He started. No matter how dark it looks. No matter how long it’s been. No matter how many people are trying to push you down…if you will stay in faith, God will always take you from Friday to Sunday. He will always complete what he started in you!

I wish you all the best and Happy Easter!

Fun trivia fact…the legend of the Easter bunny bringing eggs appears to have been brought to the United States by Germans who settled in Pennsylvania in the 1700s.