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Today's Creation Moment

Nov
22
A New Volcano Inside the Old
Psalm 83:14
“As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;”
Many people know about the devastating and explosive eruption of Mount St Helens in 1980. Not so many people know that the volcano has erupted since then, but in less spectacular fashion. ...
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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