GOD’S WORD FOR NOVEMBER 26
GOD’S WORD FOR NOVEMBER 26 ~ ~ Job 5:9 ~ ~ “He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.”
The Venus Flower Basket is an animal which is is actually a sponge that is made up of a colony of creatures, and it does some amazing things.
The Venus Flower Basket builds a basket-like skeleton made up of glass-like silica covered only by a thin layer of cells. The intricate internal structure of this skeleton is reinforced to provide the greatest strength using the least amount of material. The resulting skeleton turns out to be a fiber optic network whose sophistication has been compared to modern fiber optics used for telecommunications networks.
Microorganisms make a home inside the base of the sponge, sending their light throughout the Flower Basket’s fiber optic skeleton. The Flower Basket traps shrimp inside this skeleton, where they spend their entire lives! The food they drop feeds those luminescent microorganisms at the bottom of the basket! The purpose of the light pulses is to attract prey to feed the shrimp, who, in turn, feed the source of the light pulses! All of this is even more impressive, given the fact that the Flower Basket has no nervous system whatsoever.
That this beautiful creature with no nervous system is designed and works in such an intricate manner is a powerful testimony to our Creator, the only One Who could design this.
Job 12:7-9 ~ ~ “But ask the animals and they will teach you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this.”
Since He can do such wondrous things, don’t you think we all should believe every word of His message to us in all areas? His power is evident in His creation, but His Grace and Mercy are evident in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross.
His Word makes it abundantly clear that no amount of church activity or good works will get you to heaven, and unless you rely ONLY on Jesus, and not on your good works or church at all, you won’t make it. After we realize what He did for us, we want to do those things, but not to earn salvation, because Jesus only can do that.