Sunday, November 9, 2014

Attitude of Gratitude-Always Have a Thankful Heart Day 9

I am thankful for:
  • Technology. If we didn't have all the technology we do now, I wouldn't be posting! Actually, I might make my own magazine and you could follow me that way. :)
  • Beds. I am so thankful we don't have to sleep on the floor or mats. We often take sleeping on comfy beds for granted; there are many people in the world who sleep on hard floors and don't have the luxury we do. :(
  • Flooring: Rugs, Tile, Wood floors, etc. I am thankful we don't have to walk on dirt floors all the time. Having nice flooring is a blessing many people in other countries can't afford, and I feel so bad for them. 
Creation Corner
Today's Creation Moment: God's Unusual Fig Arrangement.

Habakkuk 3:17-18  "Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation."       
Completely unrelated creatures that depend entirely upon one another to live and have no way of living without one another pose a very serious challenge to those who claim that all living things evolved. The relationship is called reciprocal altruism.
Pollinating fig waspOne startling example is the relationship between the fig wasp and the fig tree. Male figs are not for eating; they produce the pollen to pollinate the sweet, juicy female fig. But the flower parts of both the male and female figs are inside the figs. There is no chance that the wind could spread pollen from the male to the female figs. And there is no other creature except the fig wasp that can transfer the pollen.
Herein lies an incredible story. The fig wasp hatches from eggs inside the male fig, and its purpose in its short 24-hour life is to lay its eggs inside another male fig. The female wasp emerges from the male fig covered in pollen and is programmed to search among the female figs, thus fertilizing them, before laying its eggs inside a male fig and, thus, starting the cycle again.
The fig wasp will only lay its eggs in the male fig while the female fig cannot be pollinated by any other method. Clearly, both the fig wasp and the fig tree were created for this special relationship.

Saying of the week:
He Who Kneels Before God

Scripture of the week: Romans 4:1-5
"What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found? For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God. For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness."

Have a good and godly week everyone!

1 comment:

  1. It's neat to read of how the wasp and figs work together! God's creation is marvelous! I agree we should be thankful for beds! The floor is hard!


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