GOD’S WORD FOR MARCH 17
GOD’S WORD FOR MARCH 17 ~ ~ Psalm 77:19~ ~ “Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.”
The leatherback is the most massive living reptile. The largest individual ever recorded weighed over 2,000 pounds.
Unlike other sea turtles, the leatherback spends its entire life in deep water except to come ashore to lay eggs. After being hatched on shore, the leatherback heads for the sea. If leatherbacks are like other sea turtles, the hatchlings won’t return to land for between 20 and 50 years to lay their first eggs. At egg-laying time, the female comes ashore at night, digs a nest in the sand and lays her eggs. When she is finished, she covers them and returns to the water. Ten days later she will return and lay another nest of eggs. She may do this up to 11 times during one season. The average female will lay 120 pounds of eggs in one season.
The leatherback’s favorite food is jellyfish. The eating equipment of the leatherback is perfectly designed to eat jellyfish. The sharp, cusp-like fangs on its jaw interlock in just the right way to enable it to eat bites out of jellyfish that are as large as three feet across. Its digestive tract lacks a well-defined stomach. Digestion is best done in the small intestine because jellyfish are mostly water.
The leatherback turtle has been referred to by scientists as an ocean specialist. That praises the Creator, whether or not researchers realize it.
Timing is critical in all of nature, not just for reproduction, but in all areas of their lives. Seasonal food, day or night activity, migration, hibernation, protection, even hair shedding and growing.
There is time involved in all things that are in this age of time.
But, the time will come when time is no more.
“ And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
And sware by him that lives for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:”
In the new heavens and on the new earth, there will be no time. The melennium will be much like that, but for a thousand years. Eternity goes forever, and day and night are unknown. We won’t get tired when we work, and we will love it, because the Lamb will be with us. It won’t be drudgery nor tiring.
And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.
“And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:”
“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.”
You can have a wonderful future forever, if you have recognized that you are a sinner, turned from them, and know that Jesus suffered and died to take your punishment. If you want to believe, but just can’t. Tell Him that. He’ll give you the means to believe.
“And immediately the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help my unbelief.”
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