GOD’S WORD FOR SEPTEMBER 29
GOD’S WORD FOR SEPTEMBER 29 ~ ~ Genesis 32:10a~ ~ “I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which You have shown me…”
How would you like to be a dental hygienist for a crocodile? That’s how the crocodile bird makes his living.
Of course, you do need to know that the crocodile bird doesn’t show up to do his work with any drills or needles. He and the crocodile are on good terms with each other. After eating, the crocodile climbs the river bank and relaxes with his mouth open. The little crocodile bird enters the crocodile’s mouth to clean up the scraps that are left. While the crocodile bird makes most of his living as sort of a crocodile dental hygienist, he also helps keep the crocodile free of pesky insects that lodge in his skin.
The crocodile also receives one other service from the crocodile bird. Whenever the bird senses approaching danger, he gives his sharp warning call and flies off. The crocodile, now warned, can quickly roll over into the water where virtually no animal can get the best of him.
This is but one of many unlikely cooperative arrangements that we find in the plant and animal kingdoms. Every one of these relationships speaks for a Creator and against the idea that either these creatures, or their cooperation, evolved naturally. Evolutionists have written whole books on the subject. Yet they don’t seem satisfied that they have explained how these relationships could develop through evolution. We agree that they have no explanation. Nor are they likely to find one as long as they deny a Creator who cares for His creation.
Since He cares that much for the little things in the lives of His lower creatures, how can we doubt that He cares for the little things in our lives?
He told us in Luke 12:24-31 ~ ~ “ Consider the ravens, that they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds!
And which of you by worrying can add a day to his life’s span?
Therefore if you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about the other things?
Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither labor nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.
Now if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? You of little faith!
And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not keep worrying. For all these things are what the unbelievers eagerly seek; and your Father knows that you need these things.”
But seek His kingdom, and these things will be provided to you. Do not be afraid, little flock, because your Father has chosen to give you the kingdom.”
Since He renounced His Glory for a time, came here and groveled in the dust and sin of this world for you and me, don’t you think He is glad to also give us the little things in life after we surrender our lives to Him? He even provides floss for a crocodile’s teeth!
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