Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Sea Turtle Race, Words of the Heart by A Texas Artist Laurie Pace

God's 200 Million Year Plan still works...

I will not get into a discussion of years, creation or timing...but I will share the story of the Sea Turtle with you. They have been around since creation and God put a plan in place in their life and they have not tampered with it. It still works. You don't try to fix things that are not broken.

Movie by Dr Billie Bauman, New York

The nesting ritual of the sea turtle dates back to creation when Adam named them sea turtles.  This ancient process is the same today as it was then.  When the female turtle is ready to hatch her eggs, she bobs in the surf until the waves have calmed down and the cool of evening has arrived.  At that moment she moves over the sand shedding large tears with excess slat.  The tears protect her eyes from the sharp sand she crawls through.  With her flippers she digs a hole about two feet deep and crouches over it and lays her eggs.  In one season she may fill three or more nests with up to 100 eggs each. As soon as the eggs are laid, she will retreat back to the water, her mission complete until she mates again. Usually that is every two or three years.

Not all those eggs will hatch and those that do, the small hatchling turtles will make the attempt to run through the salty surf into the sea to begin their adolescent turtle life. Few babies actually survive as predictors wait  watching them dig out of the sand racing for the sea. They are literally racing for their life.

Do you ever feel that way about life?  You are constantly running to be safe and out of harm?  We do not quite have the life or death journey the small turtles have, but we certainly have to be aware of our choices in life making wise decisions.  Trust in the Lord and pray before you make the run from the nest today. Be sure of your direction.

Words of the heart,

Psalm 104:24, 30

   "How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.... When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth."

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Word of the Heart to share.... by Laurie Pace