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GOD’S WORD FOR JUNE 23 ~ ~ Isaiah 46:9~ ~ “ Remember the former things of old,
For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me”

Scientists have long thought that only man has memory of events in the past, but new research suggests that some birds are also capable of this memory.

Researchers gave captive Western scrub jays wax worms, one of their favorite foods. As they usually do, the jays made their selections and hid the worms in the trays of sand provided. Five days later, the birds were allowed to recover their treats. The jays discovered that after the five days, the worms had begun to decay. The researchers fooled a second batch of jays by replacing their decayed worms with fresh worms just before the birds were allowed to find their treats. Then both batches of birds were again allowed to take and hide a choice of worms. Those birds that had had experience with the decayed worms, would no longer take new worms to hide. But the birds that had been fooled took the worms and buried them, still expecting them to be good later.

In other words, the birds remembered what happened in the past and adjusted their behavior. Other tests offered similar results. This allows them to learn from experience, but we still don’t know for sure how long the memory is, or if it causes them sorrow long term.

We are told to remember the former things. Our Lord is always blessing us, in small and large things, but few people acknowledge it. If we’re saved, we should always be in a state of gratitude to Him for always being with us and putting forth His perfect will in our lives. Always remember, and always be thankful.

Lord Jesus, we thank You for Salvation, and for Your great Love and commitment to showing us that Love throughout our lives on earth and for eternity. There is no greater love than that, and we know that, though we don’t deserve it, Your Grace gives it to us anyway. We forever praise You for that!

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