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Retracting Mosquito Antennae

If we don’t look, research and educate ourselves about the Lord and HIS handiwork, we will miss SO much interesting facts about the ONE who not only created us, but created every creature and critter uniquely – ALL FOR HIS GLORY and for a purpose!

Psalm 40:5a  “Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done…”

Most people are aware that it is only the female mosquito that feeds on blood.  The male feeds on plant juices.  It is also easy to “see” the differences between male and females in most species.  The male has a distinctive pair of antennae.  While the female mosquito’s antennae are difficult to see, the male’s look like a pair of branched feathers coming out of its head.  And if it weren’t for a very special feature, these large, antennae would make it difficult for him to fly.

Each antennae is planted in a socket, next to which there is a pad made out of special protein.  This pad is actually a water-powered engine.  When flying, the mosquito’s antennae are flattened against its head.  But when he lands, he raises the antennae so that he can hear.  To raise the antennae, a small amount of water from his system is pumped into the pad that increases its size by 25 percent and causes the pad to unfold, raising the antennae.

Nature is full of so many wonders that it would be easy for us to get lost in them.  But every one of these wonders is designed by God to lead us to desire to learn more about Him — especially to learn from His Word that He wants a relationship with you through His Son, Jesus Christ.

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He Breathes with His Feet

Job 21:22  “Shall any teach God knowledge?  seeing he judgeth those that are on high.”

What breathes with its feet, has thousands of jaws but no mouth, has up to fifty arms, and an eye on the end of each arm?  NO, it’s not a new creature  for the next Star Wars movie.  It’s the Starfish.

When God designed the starfish, it almost seems as if He tried to see how differently HE could make this creature from all the others.  Depending upon the species, the starfish can have from 3 – 50 arms while there is an eye on the end of each one.  The rough skin of the starfish is covered with tiny jaws to keep parasites from attaching themselves to the starfish.  Even more amazing is the fact that each of these thousands of jaws work independently of the rest.  To get its oxygen, the starfish takes water in through tubes in its feet, each containing a tiny pump and a pipe system linking it to the other feet.

The starfish presents us with the lesson that our Creator did not have to make the creation in any specific way.  This is referred to by theologians as “voluntary creation.”  IF God had chosen to, you and I might be breathing through our feet — although I’m glad we don’t.  But the biblical truth of the voluntary creation was one of the crucial ideas that provided the basis for the modern scientific method.

 

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Wasn’t It Smart Of God To:

Give us fevers so we will know when we are sick or in love.

Give us two eyebrows instead of one — and tweezers to help keep them that way!

Give us tongues so that when we talk we don’t “hown ike ikh”.

Make the human blood cell able to make a complete circuit of the body in about 60 seconds — guaranteeing that at least part of us is getting exercise!

Give us chiggers so that scratching feels good.

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