Wacky, Tacky Day

By Heidi Blokland

Today was Wacky, Tacky Day – a favourite dress up day here at TCS!

To begin our day we gathered in the gym and sang a few songs together.

We considered how different we all looked today – different colours, different patterns, unique ways of wearing clothes!

We considered that even on a non-wacky, tacky day we are all different – we look different, we have different ideas, we like different things. This is how God made us – he made us all different.

We considered how we can see God’s creativity when we look at all the wild and wacky animals he created.

Once a young boy asked Billy Graham a question about all these wacky animals:

I am 8 years old and I would like to ask you a question. Why did God make so many different animals and insects and plants, and things like that? Couldn’t He have just made a few of each kind, instead of millions of them?

Billy Graham answered the boy by saying:

Yes, He could have made just a few kinds of animals and fish and plants—but I’m glad He didn’t, because it makes the world such an interesting place! You could spend your whole life studying just one kind of insect (for example), and yet you’d never discover everything there is to know about it.

And this is one reason, I believe, why God made this world so complex. Everything around us was created by God, and it all tells us what He is like. The psalmist in the Bible put it this way: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands” (Psalm 19:1).

May we praise God for all the wacky things he has made, including our sometimes wacky selves!