A New Year’s challenge, but first this:


How about the following, the hatching of eggs, potato bug 7 days, canary 14 days, barnyard hen 21 days, ducks or geese 28 days, mallard 35 days, parrot and ostrich 42 days. Notice that they are all divisible by 7. Seven is the number of completeness and perfection, more than 600 times in the Bible (NKJ version), almost 40 times in Revelation’s. (7 churches, 7 seals, 7 spirits, 7 angels, etc. etc. etc.). And what about these? Each watermelon has an even number of stripes on the ring, 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, each bunch of bananas has on its lowest row an even number of bananas, each row decreases by one, so that one row has an even number and the next row an odd number, amazing. All grains are found in even numbers on the stalks. The waves of the sea roll in on shore with the regularity of a clock in all kinds of weather. Flowers blossom at certain specified times during the day. 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.

Is this all by chance or can we admit that there is design? And if there is design, there must be a Designer. And if that Designer, the Almighty Creator, Who is so great that the heaven of heavens cannot contain Him, is interested in the details of the hatching of eggs, the fruits, and the grains, the timing of the flowers blossoming, and the regularity of the ocean waves, do you not think He is interested in the details of your life? Why not, at the beginning of a New Year, 2019, commit your life completely to Him, listen to His Word and to the quiet voice of His Spirit, and trust Him to work out the details of your life? Rest and rejoice in Him. Wishing you a wonderful and hopeful New Year, with much of God’s presence, peace, and power. Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27.

Birds nest




One thought on “MUSINGS OF AN OLDER MAN.

  1. Melvin Frey

    Just been reading in Numbers 28 & 29 and was struck with the same idea of completeness with the offerings, 7 days and 15 bulls on first day, 12 on second, 11 on 3rd, 10 on fourth, 9 on fifth, 8 on sixth and 7 on seventh. Thanks for sharing

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