Chapter 41 – What’s Going On? – page 223

Welcome to Section 6 of Designer Genes, where we’ll be looking at the world around us.

This post is late because I was sick with the flu all of last week. In fact, a few people in my family have been sick… and I’m sure you know people who are sick, too! It seems like a lot of people catch colds at this time of year.

Today is also Thanksgiving in Canada, and I have to say that, even though I’ve been sick, I’m really thankful! I’m thankful because I know that once my nose isn’t so stuffed-up and I get some energy back, I’ll feel fine again. Sadly, there are many people in the world — even young kids — who are really sick with no hope of getting better.

There are also people who are suffering because of natural disasters such as hurricanes or floods, or because of terrible wars.

Do you ever think about all the bad things happening in the world and feel discouraged or upset? That’s what this chapter is all about, and my hope is that the Bible verses you’re reading will encourage you.

I also want to share a fun and uplifting song by Francesca Battistelli, a new Christian pop singer. It’s called “Blue Sky” and it’s like a message from God reminding us that, no matter what’s going on, His love is always there for us! You can hear the whole song for free on her Web site: Scroll down a little until you see the orange-y music player on the right side. “Blue Sky” is song number 6. Just double-click on it and it will start playing.

Are you worried about something happening in the world today? You can talk to God about it!

By the way, here’s my favourite Precious Moments figurine, which is titled “Jesus Is the Answer” (because He really is!) 😀

Have a great week,