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Today's Creation Moment

Apr
23
After Their Kinds
Genesis 1:12
“And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was...
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Psalm 104:30
“Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.”

There are certain things in creation that people seldom talk about, including earthworms.

There are over 170 species of earthworms. Most of us are familiar with those that pop up from our lawn, but did you know that Australia has some earthworms that grow up to 12 feet long! Every earthworm has a Earthworms matingwell-developed nervous system – not a simple system as evolutionary theory would expect. The earthworm also has five pairs of pumps that serve as hearts and microscopic bristles to help it crawl through the soil. While considered to be among the lowliest of creatures on Earth, it is nevertheless very important for our soil. They prevent it from compacting, help nitrogen and water reach plant roots, help vegetable matter to decay and increase those good bacteria that further enrich the soil for plant growth. That makes earthworms important.

Psalm 104:30, mentions how God renews the creation with new spiritual life through His Holy Spirit. In the same breath He tells how He renews the soil to support material life. Earthworms are God’s small workers designed specifically to renew the soil. How wonderful to see God’s Hand everywhere we look!

Prayer: 
Dear Lord Jesus, help me to have clear vision so that I can see all things by faith, discerning God’s agents and acts, no matter how lowly they appear to earthly eyes. Amen.
Notes: 
Joanne E. DeJonge. Bats and Bugs and Snakes and Slugs. Baker Book House, pp. 16-20.Photo: Earthworms mating.