GOD’S WORD FOR OCTOBER 16
GOD’S WORD FOR OCTOBER 16 ~ ~ Exodus 3:6~ ~ “Moreover he said, I [am] the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.”
Some types of bacteria are able to go into a state of suspended animation when living conditions become too harsh. Not only do they change their form and appearance, they are amazingly able to change their DNA structure to avoid damage from harmful types of light!
Like other living things, bacteria need the right temperatures, the right amount of moisture, and other conditions that support life. When conditions change, bacteria are too tiny to move to better conditions. However, they can sporulate. When living conditions become too harsh, some bacteria encase themselves into a tough coating of protein and enter a state of suspended animation. As spores, bacteria can rest in bone-dry soil for up to 60 years, waiting for rain.
Ultraviolet radiation poses another danger to bacteria. This light damages a bacterium’s DNA at a point where two thymine molecules sit next to each other. The light strikes the molecules and twists them. The result can be fatal to bacteria. So when a bacterium begins to go into spore form, it produces a protein that slightly and harmlessly changes the shape of these two thymine molecules so that they are not affected by ultraviolet light.
The entire process by which bacteria go into spore form reflects a sophisticated knowledge of both biochemistry and physics. Even in the lowly bacteria, our Creator has made it clear that He and He alone deserves the credit for the creation in which we live!
Death hits every living thing sooner or later, but Christ defeated death for those who believe in Him as Savior and Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:54 ~ ~ “… Death is swallowed up in victory.” By taking on our sin, and submitting Himself to the Supreme Justice of the Father in OUR name, (for He never sinned), He made death a joy for us instead of intolerable misery. Because we will spend eternity with Jesus, the Father and the Holy Spirit!!!
“O Death, where is your sting?” Without Christ, death is a horrible thing, but in Christ, we will live again. Have you made Him Lord and Savior of all areas of your life?