Thursday, May 27, 2010

God's accuracy

I did not compose this blog entry but wanted to share this with my blogger friends. I would like to give gredit to the one who wrote it because it is a wonderful explanation of God's plan for us. So to the author: Great Job!!! I hope if you read this you will know that two people have at least passed it on. Read abd enjoy. I did!

God's accuracy may be observed in the hatching of eggs.

For example:

-the eggs of the potato bug hatch in 7 days;
-those of the canary in 14 days;
-those of the barnyard hen in 21 days;
-The eggs of ducks and geese hatch in 28 days;
-those of the mallard in 35 days;
-The eggs of the parrot and the ostrich hatch in 42 days.
(Notice, they are all divisible by seven, the number of days
in a week!)

The lives of each of you may be ordered by the Lord in a beautiful way for
His glory, if you will only entrust Him with your life. If you try to
regulate your own life, it will only be a mess and a failure. Only the One
Who made the brain and the heart can successfully guide them to a profitable

God's wisdom is seen in the making of an elephant... The four legs of this
great beast all bend forward in the same direction. No other quadruped is
so made. God planned that this animal would have a huge body, too large to
live on two legs... For this reason He gave it four fulcrums so that it can
rise from the ground easily.

The horse rises from the ground on its two front legs first. A cow rises
from the ground with its two hind legs first. How wise the Lord is in all
His works of creation!

God's wisdom is revealed in His arrangement of sections and segments, as
well as in the number of grains.

-Each watermelon has an even number of stripes on the rind.
-Each orange has an even number of segments.
-Each ear of corn has an even number of rows.
-Each stalk of wheat has an even number of grains.
-Every bunch of bananas has on its lowest row an even number of bananas, and
each row decreases by one, so that one row has an even number and the next
row an odd number.

-The waves of the sea roll in on shore twenty-six to the minute in all kinds
of weather.

All grains are found in even numbers on the stalks, and the Lord specified
thirty fold, sixty fold, and a hundred fold - all even numbers.

God has caused the flowers to blossom at certain specified times during the
day, so that Linnaeus, the great botanist, once said that if he had a
conservatory containing the right kind of soil, moisture and temperature, he
could tell the time of day or night by the flowers that were open and those
that were closed!

Thus the Lord in His wonderful grace can arrange the life that is entrusted
to His care in such a way that it will carry out His purposes and plans, and
will be fragrant with His presence.

Only the God-planned safe life is successful. Only the life given over to
the care of the Lord is fulfilled.


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Adoption for grandparents

I have not been very good about things that are special to me or things that are deeply emotional. I just read a blog from an adoptive mother and it made me think. Saturday is Birth Mother Day for adoptive mothers. I am not the one who has adopted a child but I have adopted two granddaughters. I know what it is like to have biological grandchildren and love each one of them because of who they are and what they will become. However, to know that two little girls came to our family from a mother who loved her child so much she left her where she would be found,is mind-boggling to me. My daughter has become a mother two times over because a mother or rather two mothers in China put their precious little baby girls where they were found quickly.

Now the reason for this blog is that two sets of grandparents in China have an empty place in their hearts while their granddaughters are filling the empty places in the hearts of two grandmothers and a grandfather in America. God has blessed me and the other grandparents exceptionly by the girls who have come to us by way of adoption. I am amazed by the hugs, kisses, and smiles on their faces each time I go to visit them. That these two precious girls call me Grammy is a blessing from God.

Sunday is Mother's Day for my daughters and so I will be thinking of the mothers who gave up their children so my youngest could experience motherhood. God bless these two mothers and give them comfort as they face another year without their little girls.