GOD’S WORD FOR JANUARY 25
GOD’S WORD FOR JANUARY 25~ ~ Psalm 147:16-18 ~ ~ “He gives snow like wool: he scatters the frost like ashes. He casts forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold? He sends out his word, and melts them: he causes his wind to blow, [and] the waters flow.”
Many of us in the north have seen the occasional insect in our homes even in the coldest part of winter, and even some, in very cold out buildings. I for one, wonder how these insects, when they only live a matter of hours or at the most, days, in the summer, can survive so long in the winter?
How can insects be active this time of year without freezing? After all, when living tissue freezes, expanding ice crystals destroy tissue membranes.
The answer, as with millions of other mysteries in nature, is our wonderful Creator God. Evidence shows that the ice age came shortly after the flood in Noah’s time, because of the drastic changes in the climate at that time. Apparently God had a plan in place back at creation week, to allow insects to survive very cold temperatures. Their bodies are able to make a form of alcohol or glycerol, which is chemically similar to the antifreeze in your car! Any other time or situation this chemical would kill the animal, but in God’s wisdom, in this case it saves them!
Eastern tent caterpillars are very much alive within their cocoons, and by midwinter their body weight is over one third antifreeze. One parasitic wasp larvae is able to continue living at temperatures as low as -52 degrees F. Some 25 of the 700 known species of pygmy locust actually live in or near Arctic regions. And the snowfly gets its name from the fact that its life is carried on in the snows of winter, and found on glaciers in the far north.
He not only cares about the sparrows, He goes much smaller than that—–He’s caring for the tiny bugs——yes, even the ones that irritate us every summer! After all, the sparrows have to eat!
So, why is it that many people think He doesn’t want to know about our small issues? Why wouldn’t He? He yearns for us to come to Him, just as an earthly father enjoys his children looking up to him for help and answers.
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
Hebrews 13:5 (Amp) ~ ~ “…for He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!”
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