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GOD’S WORD FOR DECEMBER 8 ~ ~ Matthew 6:7-8 ~ ~ “But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen [do]: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knows what things ye have need of, before you ask him.”

Animals, like plants, generate natural plastic. In plants it’s called cellulose, and in animals it’s called chitin. Like cellulose, chitin is a carbohydrate made of long chains of sugar molecules. Chitin is found in the shells of all insects and crustaceans, like crabs. Each year the crabmeat industry had thrown away thousands of tons of chitin because scientists couldn’t figure out how to extract chitin from the shells in a usable form.

Finally in 1975 scientists discovered how to remove the chitin from shells and change its form so it could be made into whatever forms they needed. If you or anyone you know has had dissolvable stitches put in a wound, they would have been made from chittin. This material can be more easily knotted than regular suture thread. Suture thread made from chitin also causes no allergic reaction, and it seems to promote healing. It’s hard to believe that a crab shell, which is usually thrown away, could do so much! Food processing companies are even using a chemical made from chitin to recover protein from wastewater.

Almost everything in the creation seems to have numerous uses for human needs. This is testimony that the Creator has made this universe for us and that He cares about our needs.

It’s not out of the realm of probability to assume that in the Garden of Eden, and in the future, on the New Earth, there will be a plant for every ailment. In fact, we’re told about this in the Book of Revelation about the future earth.

Revelation 22:2

“In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”

Daniel 4:12

“The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all: the beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed of it.”

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