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Strange Creatures

A bird that eats feathers! A mammal that never needs a drink! A fish that grows a fishing line on its head to catch other fish! Are these creatures in a science fiction movie or nightmare? No, they are very much alive on planet earth. God has made most animals to fit the many faces of the landCmoose to marshes, squirrels to trees, camels to the deserts, frogs to ponds. God equips animals with special toes, special eyes, special abilities so that each animal is fit for its niche, its place in the world.

fthrpen3.wmf (874 bytes)The grebe eats feathers! The mother grebe has been seen stuffing feathers into the gaping mouths of her young, using two or three pokes to get each feather down. Sixty percent of the grebe=s diet is feathers. Biologists say that Anature finds a use for everything. Feathers seem to act as a strainer to prevent fish bones from entering the intestines.@

koala.wmf (14994 bytes)The Australian Koala bear is perfectly adapted to the eucalyptus trees. This living teddy bear does not need anything else, not even a drink! The moisture in the leaves is just right, making the Koala bear one of the few animals that does not need water.

fish25.wmf (1520 bytes)The anglerfish lives in the dark canyons of the sea where food is so scarce that this fish, which eats smaller fish, was fitted with a line with an appendage that wiggles like a worm. Catching the attention of a passerby, the angler swirls up and swallows him.

Yes, God, the all wise Creator has given every creature exactly what it needs for survival and success. Even so, those who are born again through faith in the crucified and risen Lord Jesus Christ are a part of what God calls His new creation, having all they need for survival and success. ATherefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new@ (2 Corinthians 5:17).

God has fitted the believing child of God for his situation, and He has fitted the situation for the believer. 1 Corinthians 10:13 tells us that God allows the believer no temptation, test, or trial, that God hasn=t fitted him to bear. Romans 8:28 says that God works all things together for good for His believing child. 2 Corinthian 12:9 tells us that God supplies grace and strength for every weakness. 2 Corinthians 1:3B4 tells us that God gives comfort for every trouble. And we could go on and on with the promises of God.

If you are a believer, why not pause to thank God that you can do all things through Christ Who strengthens you. Remember, whatever the trial, whatever the test, for this you have Jesus, and for this He has you.


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