GOD’S WORD FOR MARCH 3
GOD’S WORD FOR MARCH 3 ~ ~ Isaiah 65:18 ~ ~ “Be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create.”
Australia has many animals that are not found anywhere else in the world today. One of the most unique is the wombat, which looks like a small bear with brown fur. The wombat is a burrowing animal that weighs in at between 44 and 70 pounds.
Although they look adorable, these animals are well equipped to protect themselves from predators. In their hind quarters, their sturdy backbone plates are surrounded by tough cartilage, fat, and fur—forming a durable shield.
When under threat, wombats dive into their burrows and use their rear ends to block the entrance and protect the rest of their bodies. They may even land a hefty kick on their attacker for good measure.
Crushed fox and dingo skulls have been found around wombat burrows, leading some researchers to theorize that these hardy marsupials may also use their armored buttocks to smash predators’ skulls against the roof of their burrow.
Like many of Australia’s animals, the wombat is a marsupial, having a pouch in which its prematurely born young complete their development. The pouches owned by most marsupials are open at the top toward the mother’s head. This works fine for the kangaroo and other marsupials – no one ever saw a kangaroo standing on its head.
But the wombat is a burrowing animal. If its pouch opened toward the mother’s head, it would very quickly fill with dirt, which wouldn’t do the young wombat inside the pouch any good. So, unlike most marsupials, the wombat’s pouch opens toward the animal’s hind legs – it points backward!
After a short gestation period of around 30 days, the mother gives birth to a tiny, undeveloped joey around the size of a jelly bean that crawls into the pouch on her belly. There, it attaches to a nipple and continues to develop for about six months. The pouch gives off a substance containing antimicrobial compounds that protects her baby from infection.
Even after a baby wombat has emerged from its mother’s pouch, it will frequently crawl back in to feed or to escape danger. Young wombats can look after themselves by around seven months, leave their mothers at around 15 months, and become sexually mature at two years old.
With all of these unique things, there is one more thing that astounds people about the wombat. They have perfectly cubic droppings!!! YUP—perfect cubes.
Biologists have been trying to figure the reason for years—both the reason that it is so, and the phenomenon that makes it happen. Without the necessity of giving details, they still don’t know the reason, but the phenomenon is that their intestines are made with grooves that will form it that way. Plain and simple ~ ~ God said so, and it was so!!!!
It’s plain that the Creator made some plants and animals’ characteristics “just for fun”, or maybe, just to confuse those who will not accept His sovereign will in all things. If God can laugh at the evil that is going on around us, I’m sure He can laugh at stumping those arrogant, self-righteous evolutionists too.
The Lord laughs at him, For He sees that his day is coming.
Jeremiah 32:27 ~ ~ “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?”
‘Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.
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