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GOD’S WORD FOR SEPTEMBER 8 ~ ~ Job 12:7, 9~ ~ “But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:. . . Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this?”

Psalm 145:9 ~ ~ The Lord is good to all,
And His tender mercies are over all His works [the entirety of things created].

Have you ever watched ducks out on an icy lake paddling around in the near-freezing water? They will spend much of the day in that one spot with the temperature well below freezing, and yet the cold doesn’t seem to bother them. Perhaps on shore there are some sparrows hopping around in the snow. One wonders: Why don’t birds need shoes and socks?

If you or I ran around with bare feet and legs when the temperature was below freezing, it would not be very long before we had a good case of frostbite. We could even lose so much body heat that our very lives would be threatened.

Birds have a network of arteries that all blood going into their legs must enter. These arteries are interwoven with the veins returning from the foot. When the blood going to the foot enters this structure, called a “wonder net,” its temperature is 106 degrees Fahrenheit. The blood returning from the foot at the same time is only 37 degrees. The warm blood passing through the net reheats the cold blood coming from the foot before it enters the body. The result is that the bird loses very little body heat. So the blood going into the foot never becomes dangerously cold in normal winter weather.

The wisdom of this design is obvious. Could birds have survived having their feet frozen off before they “learned to evolve” this special arrangement? Our only conclusion can be that there is a Creator who cares for all of His creation, including you and me!

He has shown us so many verses in His Word to prove it to us. Since He cannot lie nor fail, we know FOR SURE that His Word is true. There are countless verses showing His great care for His people who turn to Him. We would be foolish not to trust Him with our lives. I tried to count the verses that assure us, but I am still in the process, with numerous notebooks filled. There is no end to His promises to convince us of His GREAT LOVE!!! Here are just a few.

Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and pleading with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Luke 12:6-7

Are five sparrows not sold for two assaria? (less than a nickel) And yet not one of them has gone unnoticed in the sight of God. But even the hairs of your head are all counted. Do not fear; you are more valuable than a great number of sparrows.

Hebrews 13:5 ~ ~ “…for He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!”

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.

Psalm 13:5

But I have trusted in Your faithfulness; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.

Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom should I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom should I dread?

Psalm 37:5

Commit your way to the Lord. Trust also in Him, and He will do it.

Psalm 37:23

The steps of a man are established by the Lord, And He delights in his way.

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