GOD’S WORD FOR SEPTEMBER 9
GOD’S WORD FOR SEPTEMBER 9 ~ ~ 1 Peter 5:6-7~ ~ “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
There are five known groups of orchids that throw their pollen. These flowers are designed with mechanical flower structures that work as triggers. Some types use a bee’s back to trigger the pollen discharge. Another uses, yes, the bee’s knees.
The Catasetum orchid produces a few male flowers that have a strong scent that attracts a male bee. When the bee lands and trips the pollen trigger, it is showered with that flower’s entire hope for the next generation. Then the flower stops producing any scent and begins to wither and die. Now it’s up to the bee to find a female flower for the pollen.
It’s not easy for the bee to find a female flower because the Catasetum orchid produces even fewer females than males. But the female flower has an even stronger scent than the male, and it lives longer. If the bee finds a female flower, the future of this orchid is bright because the fruit that results produces three million seeds! That’s as if nearly half the population of New York City had the same mother and father!
We know that God delights in doing the difficult and impossible. This orchid situation seems to be Him showing us that, right in His simple creation!!!!
Because the designs of the Creator are carried out amid such beauty and with such careful planning, evolutionists often talk about evolution as if it were a living being. Yet, they refuse to acknowledge that God Himself, the Creator, is a living being!!!
His attention to detail, and knowledge of the nature of even a small bee, should give us faith to know that He has control of every detail and nature of our lives. If we keep our eyes on Him, our lives will flow in His Perfect Will.
“looking only at Jesus, the originator and perfecter of the faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”