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Today's Creation Moment

Mar
28
An Antarctic Forest
Romans 8:38-39
"For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any...
As we learn more about the history of our planet, it's becoming increasingly obvious that the Earth has had many faces over its history. Remains of tropical forests have been found within 400 miles...
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Truly Mated for Life

Genesis 2:24
Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

Did you know that some fish actually go fishing? Yes, the female angler fish lives deep down where it is cold and dark, and it has a six-inch-long fishing pole fixed to its top lip with a little orange light on the end. When the angler is not fishing, the rod fits into a groove on the top of its head. The angler's victim swims along and sees the orange light - the bait - to him, it looks like a good lunch for a small fish. He moves in, but it jumps out of reach, and the next thing he knows, he becomes the angler fish's lunch!

The strangest part of the angler fish's life is its mating practices. While the female is over three-feet long - and the mouth takes up almost half this length - the male angler fish is only a half-inch long. He has no fishing pole and no light. Mating starts when the tiny male swims up to the female and sinks his teeth into her side. He never lets go for the rest of his life. In fact, soon his skin and circulatory system actually join the female's, and through this union they become, literally, one flesh. Eggs are eventually laid.

Our Creator has an infinite variety of ways to reproduce the species, but this one demonstrates quite literally the one flesh principle of human marriage.

Prayer: 
Dear Lord Jesus Christ, at virtually every wedding we remember Your presence at the wedding at Cana where You did the first miracle of Your ministry. Help me always to keep my marriage relationship as You intended it and, through it, become enriched. Amen.
Notes: 
Bob Devine, Uncle Bob's Animal Stories (Moody Press, Chicago, IL, 1986), p. 19-22