You're 1 in a Million, Or Wait is it 6 Billion?

A few days ago I had the privilege of speaking with a group of elementary school aged kids at a summer program in Greensboro, NC called "GAP Kids." This day care was attached to Gospel Baptist Church and to be honest the people there were some of the nicest I have encountered thus far. It seems that the churches and programs I have been doing just keep getting better and better in regards to the awesome people I keep meeting. This presentation actually happened by a random chance meeting or God's providence, whichever you prefer to call it. Around 2 years ago my wife and I bought our first sugar glider, Lucy, from some people on craigslist and the lady just happened to be the director at GAP Kids. We talked briefly exchanged our money for the glider and were on our way. I didn't really think much else about it until a few months ago when I got an email from "the previous owner of Lucy the glider." It was a really cool email and an opportunity to bring my animals to spread the Gospel. So after a few emails back and forth we planned for June 27th to be the day I bring my traveling zoo of ordained animals to her facility. I brought the usual animals that I normally bring with me for these types of presentations, I had the baby western hognose snake and I passed him around to all that wanted to hold him. I brought a leopard gecko and talked about how awesome they are. I had the cane toad and tortoises, and yes, they did their usual pre show deification in my container, fun fun. Everything was really going along as normal until I got to the diverse mix of corn snakes and it hit me. I was talking to the kids about how each one was different and how the likelihood of a corn snake being albino is something like 1 in 10,000 or so and then I said that it makes them special and different. At that moment the thought hit me that we are 1 in 6 billion, not a single one of us are the same and so the likelihood of another one of us being produced is much greater than 1 in 10,000 and thus we are even more special. I talked about how each of the kids were designed to be who they are and they should be happy about that. It was just a great and simple idea that had never really meant anything until that moment. Another cool part of the night was when several of the little girls held snakes for the first time. I was so proud of all of the kids for overcoming their fears and holding the reptiles and amphibians. My two biggest passions are Evangelism and Conservation and I believe I definitely hit on both topics pretty heavy that day. God is so good!