Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Little Bird I Am

Here's a neat song called "A Little Bird I Am."



"A little bird I am,                                          
Shut from the fields of air,
And in my cage I sit and sing
To Him who placed me there; 
Well pleased a prisoner to be, 
Because, my God, it pleaseth Thee.



Nought have I else to do,
I sing the whole day long;
And He whom most I love to please
Doth listen to my song;
He caught and bound my wandering wing;
But still He bends to hear me sing. 








Thou hast an ear to hear
A heart to love and bless; 
And though my notes were e'er so rude,
Thou wouldst not hear the less;
Because Thou knowest as they fall,
That love, sweet love, inspires them all.







My cage confines me round;
Abroad I cannot fly;
But though my wing is closed bound,
My heart's at liberty;
For prison walls cannot control
The flight, the freedom of the soul. 









O it is good to soar
These bolts and bars above!
To Him whose purpose I adore,
Whose providence I love;
And in Thy mighty will to find
The joy, the freedom of the mind."





If you would like to see the video of someone singing and playing this song, click here.


Creation Corner
Today's Creation Moment: This Flower Is A Real Stinker.
 
Isaiah 40:28  "Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding."




Dung beetles may not be a very pleasant subject, but after all, someone has to do the housekeeping. So God created what man has classified into 30,000 species of dung beetle. Many will form their finds into a ball about the size of a croquet ball and roll it home for the wife and kids. Others tunnel beneath a find and set up housekeeping there.
  
Two dung beetles fighting for a dung ballNow there is a purple flower in Borneo that cuts into the productivity of one of the tunneling species without giving it anything in return. This flower smells, not like a rose, but like dung. It relies primarily on this dung beetle for pollination. Studies show that most other pollinators will examine the flower, but, perhaps put off by the smell, won't attempt to pollinate it. However, the dung beetle is a successful pollinator as it searches the flower for food. The flower's unpleasant odor seems designed to do nothing other than fool the beetle into pollinating it. It apparently offers the beetle nothing.
  
This is an example of a flower imitating the dung of an animal to fool a beetle into pollinating it. It would be nonsense to say that this flower designed this strategy to attract a beetle able to pollinate it. It would be just as silly to say that the impersonal forces of evolution designed this deceptive plant. Only an all powerful, all wise Creator could have designed this relationship which intricately weaves needs and abilities to make the whole creation work!
 
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Hope you enjoyed "A Little Bird I Am" and the Creation Moment! 
Praising my Saviour,
Ashley 

2 comments:

  1. I enjoyed this post. Thanks for posting it!
    God bless!!
    Love in Christ!
    Catherine K

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  2. Hi again Ashley,
    The dung beetle is very gross but cool at the same time.
    I have to go get back to school now, by
    love,
    Deborah



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