GOD’S WORD FOR MAY 3
GOD’S WORD FOR MAY 3 ~ ~ Matthew 6:26 ~ ~ “ Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”
He does more than feed them. He looks after them like He does His whole creation.
When the temperatures dip well below zero and the north wind is whipping up, how do those tiny, thin little legs and toes keep from freezing?
For one thing, In birds feet have a countercurrent heat exchange system. Blood vessels are positioned closely together, and blood circulates through the feet fast. Because of this quick circulation, blood doesn’t get a chance to cool enough in their feet to cause discomfort, and the warmer blood serves to warm up the very near cooler arteries of blood.
Another reason is that their skin on their legs is dry, and sometimes scaly. This reduces the chance of freezing, because it is the moisture that freezes in the tissue.
They also lack sweat glands in their feet and legs, and reduced nerve sensitively so they don’t feel the cold.
Of course, we’ve all seen them fluff their feathers to increase insulation, and/or bury their heads in their feathers, but, in addition to that, their Creator has given them the ability to enter a partial hibernation on cold winter nights. Their body temperatures goes way down, their heart slows drastically, and the freezing doesn’t affect their little bodies.
How amazing is our Creator, our God!!!! There are thousands of things like this that we could never begin to uncover.
Besides preparing and equipping them for problems, he cares for each one. The Bible tells us,
in Luke 11:6 “Are five sparrows not sold for two assaria? And yet not one of them has gone unnoticed in the sight of God.”
Oh, how amazing is the compassion of God!
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