Words from the Heart for Sunday August 30th, 2020
God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to produce offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:25 (NLT)
All Sorts Of Animals
They weigh just 12.4 g, so it’s little wonder that the pygmy shrew is the smallest mammal in the Americas and second smallest in the world. It was first discovered in 1831 by naturalist William Cane in Georgian Bay’s Parry Sound. Looking like something between a mouse and a mole, shrews are small: the pygmy’s head and body average length is about 5.1 to 6.4 cm. They can be found throughout most of eastern Canada and as far north as the Yukon and Alaska.
Since the development of the science surrounding DNA, countless numbers of wrongly convicted prison inmates have been released from prison. The discovery of the molecule that contains the genetic code of each individual was one of the greatest breakthroughs of the 20th century. But it isn’t just human beings that have individual DNA – every single living organism has their own DNA. While Moses didn’t understand the science behind what he wrote in Genesis 1:25, he hit the nail on the head when he wrote: “God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to produce offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.” When God created each species, he did so in order to preserve each species. When a bear has a baby, it’s another bear. It has the DNA of a bear, looks like a bear and acts like a bear. Even when sin entered into the world, and disease along with it, it didn’t change the basic DNA that makes you like you are. God planned His creation perfectly. And he still does. He knows you intimately – you are not a product of chance. Be who God made you to be.
These have been words from the heart.