I'm so glad you are here! Currently I am doing a series talking about some pretty amazing stuff God created and pointing to what it shows us about Him. I hope you like it! I'm kinda thinkin you will. ;)
Meet the Star-Nosed Mole
Isn't he kinda cute. He digs tunels and eats insects and worms. He is almost blind but his nose makes up for it. Each little appendege moves individually and is 6 times more sensitive than the human hand, the most sensitive organ in the entire animal kingdom. This little guy is a super fast. He can sniff out and decide if something is food in 25 milliseconds (ms, or thousandths of a second) even underwater! "By comparison, it takes us humans approximately 600ms to press the brake pedal in response to something that steps out in front of our car. The star-nosed mole can touch 13 separate areas of the ground every second, and can locate and consume 8 separate prey items in under 2 seconds. " 1
You gotta see how cute this guy is. Well, except the worm part. But hey it's only 5 seconds. ;)
So what does this crazy creature reveal about God's character? That He could have made our receptors quicker, our smell greater and given us the ability to do a lot of thing a whole lot faster. He is capable of building a brain that does things very very quickly. Can you imagine eating in less than 5 seconds? He could have given us the ability to do laundry and cleaning up after dinner or a host of other things we don't really like to do in under 5 seconds.
But He chose not too. The Lord intentionally created us with the speed we have of eating, cleaning and talking. The star-nosed mole shows us that pace is important to God. So why so slow? To remind us that life is not about just getting things done, it's enjoying Him through it. Remember Mary and Martha?
So why not slow down today and enjoy the Lord as you live? God built you to.
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