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Today's Creation Moment

May
26
"Was I Going to Be Arrested?"
Acts 1:8
"But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and...
One of our listeners – pastor and creationist Phil Spry – told us a remarkable story that I'm going to share with you in his own words.     Shortly after the old USSR dissolved I was...
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The Shaggy Wasp

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Genesis 3:21
“Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make tunics of skins, and clothed them.”

The fiery red and black shaggy coat of the so-called velvet “ant” does more than warn the unsuspecting that it packs a powerful sting. However, it is that shaggy coat that protects it from the heat of its desert home.

Shaggy WaspThe insect that is popularly called the velvet ant is actually a wingless wasp and is often found in hot, sandy desert areas. This little wasp’s coat of fur helps to insulate it from the heat of the desert sand that can reach temperatures as high as 130 degrees F.

Many creatures – even plants that live in this hot environment – have protective fur coats often tinged with white to help reflect the heat. Digger wasps, which live in the same environment, even have little silvery hairs between their eyes to protect their tiny brains from the heat. It is from this environment that one popular landscaping plant, the dusty miller, comes with its silvery protective covering over its normally green leaves.

The clothes and coats we wear for protection merely emulate those in the rest of the living creation and are but weak images of our ultimate need for protection. When our first parents, Adam and Eve, sinned, God provided them with fur coverings of animal skins. Yet, these were only pointers towards the perfect covering for our sins provided by Jesus Christ.

Prayer: 
Dear Father in heaven, I thank You that as You provided coverings for Adam and Eve after they sinned, You have also provided the perfect white cloak of Christ for my sins. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Notes: 
William H. Amos, “The Living Sand,” National Geographic, Vol.127, No.6, June, 1965, p. 827. Photo: Courtesy of Craig Pemberton. Licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.