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Today's Creation Moment

Jul
22
What Languages Did Jesus Speak?
John 7:35b
"…will He go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles?"
What languages did Jesus speak during His ministry on Earth? Of course He spoke Aramaic, since that was the common language of the people He taught. When He read from Isaiah in the synagogue in...
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Economic Life Among Bumble Bees

2 Thessalonians 3:10
For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.

Although a bumble bee's life to us may seem relaxing, the fact is that the pace for the bumble bee is as hectic as for any human sitting in rush hour traffic. This is largely because, like humans, bumble bees are warm blooded.

Many books about bee societies extol the virtues of communism. These books almost make it appear as if bees sit around deciding who should work which flowers, all for the good of the hive. But it is precisely because this method is less productive, that warm-blooded bumble bees, who need more energy, must use a system which requires personal initiative to increase productivity.

Researchers have found that bumble bees gather nectar and return it to the hive completely on their own initiative. Young bumble bees gather nectar from many different kinds of flowers until they find which flowers produce the most nectar. When the most rewarding flowers are dried up, they switch to the second most rewarding. So individual motivation leads each bee to make the most of his own efforts. As a result, the entire colony benefits.

One researcher commented that this method works so well that it almost looks like the entire hive is guided by an "invisible hand." This is more than simply appearance, for God does care for all His creatures, including you and me. He has shown His greatest love for us in sending His Son, Jesus Christ, so that we could have the forgiveness of sins through Him.

Prayer: 
Dear Lord, I thank You that You left the Father's presence in heaven to take our humble form upon Yourself. I believe Your Word which tells me that You have carried my sin so that, through forgiveness, I could stand cleansed before my Creator. Amen.
Notes: 
Jordan, William. 1984. The bee complex, Science 84, May. P. 58