24 O Lord, how many and varied are Your works! In wisdom have You made them all; the earth is full of Your riches and Your creatures.25 Yonder is the sea, great and wide, in which are swarms of innumerable creeping things, creatures both small and great.26 There go the ships of the sea, and Leviathan (the sea monster), which You have formed to sport in it.27 These all wait and are dependent upon You, that You may give them their food in due season.28 When You give it to them, they gather it up; You open Your hand, and they are filled with good things.29 When You hide Your face, they are troubled and dismayed; when You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.30 When You send forth Your Spirit and give them breath, they are created, and You replenish the face of the ground.31 May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in His works—
Psalm 104:24-31 AMPC
Watching a Nature program about Squirrels and Chipmunks on Saturday, and this scripture seemed to fit perfectly for God's wonderful creations. I don't really think much about the squirrel and its daily habits. They're fun to watch and amazing when they bury a nut and it doesn't even seem as if the earth has been disturbed. Apparently one species (I'll never remember which is which), hides the nuts and then their brain enlarges so they can remember where they hid them after their winter hibernation, and then the brain goes back to size. Another species buries underground and even in Alaska's below temperatures, even underground where they hibernate can go below zero temperatures, but the squirrel doesn't freeze to death. It hibernates, but doesn't freeze and during the winter cycle, the squirrel shivers at times to bring his temp back up and it survives. The tree squirrel can jump the equivalent of a human jumping to buses. They evaluate the nuts that they pick up before keeping to see if has weevils, rot, etc. and if okay, they shake their head to the side as if to say this one passes. The flying squirrel and its wing span was interesting of how far they can fly once they get in the air. Anyway, it was an interesting Nature program. While watching, it was extremely awesome to think that we cannot even fathom all the wonders that God has provided to humans and to nature.
So may the glory of the Lord endure forever, and we rejoice in His works every day even in the smallest creatures.
~hugs 'n blessings~
Peabea NOTE: The yellow ribbon in my graphic is from Designs by Helly website and her store is HERE at mymemories.com. (all the rest are mine). The flowers in my graphic are from a photo of the flowers growing at my daughter's new home.