“O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Thy name in all the earth,
who hast displayed Thy splendor above the heavens!
…Thou has put all things under (man’s) feet…..;
and the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea…
How majestic is thy name in all the earth.”
Psalms 8 ; 1-9
If God created all this splendor for mankind on earth. –
Then Eyes nor ears cannot comprehend- what the Lord has prepared in heaven- for HIS people.
Can you imagine who put into the mind of a Pacific Salmon-
which wanders around the Pacific Ocean several thousand miles from their birthplace until,
when the migrating mood strikes them, they automatically- head for home!
We humans have trouble finding places even with road maps – thank goodness for GPS today.
Just the same- Birds; fish and butterflies; turtles and insects
and other animals (in Africa) do travel incredible distances to preordained destinations.
The legendary swallows of San Juan Capistrano – California, spends the summers there,
then they leave each year, flying approx. 6,000 miles to their winter home in Argentina!!
Is not this remarkable pilgrimage amazing? How do they know when to leave?
How do they find the place they came from?
It is believed that the birds use the sun as a compass /
an internal clock to compensate for the sun’s changing position!
Others believe that the star patterns guide night migration.
Whatever the reason – we know that a loving Creator displays
His power in birds of the air – and the fish of the sea – butterflies and other creatures.
One day – we will have the opportunity to sit at the feet of the Supreme Creator – Jesus-
and listen to these and so many other secrets of the Universe. –
Secrets of life that we can only guess now!!
As we come to the end of this year –
I want to think of God’s LOVE exhibited in the splendor on Nature.
I lift my heart to Him in appreciation and adoration
“The perfection of God’s work is as clearly seen in the tiniest insect as in the king of birds.”
(Testimonies, vol. 4, p. 591)