Children's Bible Ministry of Connecticut, USA

The Earthworm

An earthworm weighs about one ounce, eats grass and dirt, has five pairs of hearts, and enjoys being buried alive! The average earthworm produces about one half pound of the world's best plant food in one year. A study done in the State of Connecticut found that "the soil the earthworm produces contained five times more nitrogen, twice as much calcium, two and a half times more magnesium, seven times more phosphorus and eleven times more potassium" than soil that had been enriched by fertilizers.

How does the little earthworm do it? As its circular muscles push it forward, the earthworm opens its mouth and bites the dirt. The tiny grains of earth travel to its stomach where they mix with enzymes and chemicals. A certain amount of the soil is used for its own food. What is left over and has been processed in its special digestive factory is neatly deposited in the soil as chemically rich soil.

Red earthworms bring valuable soil to the top of the ground, while gray ones release their soil underground. Most soils have both kinds of earthworms and so the soil is improved both on top and beneath. Also during the process the earthworm drills holes allowing oxygen to reach the plant roots and other gases to escape. Also excess water is helped to drain away.

Men design fertilizer factories, yet earthworms out produce us as much as ten to one. This points us to the Master Creator. God created the earthworm. "And God saw everything He had made and behold it was very good" (Genesis 1:31)

Through creation God demonstrates His wisdom and power. 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 (Romans 1:20).

Through His death, burial, and resurrection God shows His hatred of sin and His love for the sinner. God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8).

How can anyone reject such a wonderful Creator and Saviour and God?

Adapted form an article by Bob Devine in Young Pilot

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