Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mark 7:24 //The Scuba Bug // Garden Update

A couple mornings ago, I was listening to Family Radio.  Robert Cook was reading from Mark 7, and he brought out something that really neat that I hadn't seen before!  Here's verse 24 from Mark chapter 7: "And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into a house, and would have no man know it: but he could not be hid." Jesus went into a house, and he couldn't be concealed, hid, because everybody knew who He was. Verse 25 tells us why he couldn't be hid. Well, just as Jesus couldn't be hid, so He shouldn't be able to be hid in our lives. Our lives are supposed to reflect His love, mercy and grace. Christians should let their lights shine so brightly so that everyone knows who God is. We're supposed to be like Christ and stay unconformed to the world. We're supposed to be conformed to the image of the Lord. As the saying goes, "Christians are in the world, but not of the world." 
You need to let Christ shine through you so that everyone who sees you will see Christ in you. 

Creation Corner
Today's Creation Moment: The Scuba Bug   :) 

Romans 1:20
"For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:" 
The familiar little insect known as the water boatman is a marvel of engineering design. About an inch long, it swims on its back on the surface of the pond using two of its legs that are extra long and have little paddles on the end, just like the oars of a boat. Anyone who has tried swimming on his back knows how difficult it is to see where he is going, but not the water boatman. His eyes are especially Water boatmanplaced for perfect sight while swimming on his back.

As mentioned, the boatman is an insect so, of course, it does not have gills like a fish, yet he spends a lot of time under water. How does he do this? Well, his Creator gave him the ability to breathe through his tail that he sticks out of the water just like a snorkel tube. There are tiny hairs that keep the water out of this tube while he draws fresh air in to refill his air tanks for another dive. Those tiny hairs also tell the boatman whether a nearby movement in the water is something that would threaten him or something that might be good for lunch.

Surely, the specialized features of this little insect could not have gradually developed by trial and error but are evidences of superb design and a master Designer.                                                                                           
Garden update: 
My okra plants are thriving and doing fabulously!!! But one okra plant is bigger than all the others and has just grown so fast!! It's the biggest okra plant I've ever grown and it's produced the biggest okra out of all my plants!  Here are some pictures of the plant.

I don't know if you can see it very well in this picture,
(maybe you can see it better in the above picture)
but the okra plant is very tall and very spread out.

 This is the flower that produces the okra.  Every time I have grown okra the flower has been white. But this time, it's yellow! I wonder why it's yellow this time, but it has been white in the past.
This is the okra!! It's long and big!

 This is another little okra that is growing!! I can't wait to pick them and eat them!! 

Hope you enjoyed the pictures!!!! Have a good and godly day!!

In the name above all names,



  1. Hey Ashley, I was wondering if you are home-schooled.


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