EVOLUTION SAYS –

Once I was a tadpole grubbing in the mire,

Till I became ambitious and started to aspire,

I rubbed my tail so hard against a sunken log,

It disappeared completely and I found myself a frog.

I struggled from my puddle and jumped upon dry land,

And the feeling that was in me, was glorious and grand;

It made me kind o’ frisky, so I hopped around a tree

Till I landed in the branches as happy as could be.

And there I spent some aeons, evolutions without fail,

Till I became a monkey and grew another tail;

But still I had ambitions, as the aeons quickly sped,

I climbed down from the tree and walked the earth instead.

My tail got tired with trailing on the hard earth every day,

And twice within my “process” that appendage passed away;

Once again I evolutions, and believe it, if you can,

I awoke one summer morning and found myself – a man!

Now, you tadpoles, in the mire just think what you may be,

If you’ll only in your puddles, start to climb the family tree;

I’m the genus homo, “finished” for all the world to see,

For when I told my story I was given a D.D.

Author unknown

EVER ASK WHY?

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Devotional reading: Genesis 2

Devotional verses: 16-17


In Genesis 2, we find that God, the creator of all things (Chapter 1), provided a perfect environment for Adam and Eve to flourish (1:31). He placed the man in the Garden that He planted in the east, the garden of Eden, and planted all sorts of beautiful trees that would produce much fruit, delicious fruit! The Lord God instructed Adam by giving him a clear command not to partake of the fruit of ONLY one tree in the garden, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, “for the day you eat from it you shall surely die” (2:17). The Lord then creates the animals and then, by causing a deep sleep to come upon Adam, makes a woman from one of his ribs to be his wife because “it is not good for the man to be alone” (2:18).

“God forbade Adam and Eve to eat from a single tree. Why did He do this? Why didn’t God create a world where people couldn’t sin? Or why didn’t He make people so they couldn’t disobey His commands? The answer lies in the very nature of God. God is love and desires to have a loving relationship with His creatures. He wants us to respond to him with love in return. But a loving response is only possible when we have the choice to do otherwise. He wants us to obey because we love Him, not because we have no other choice” (John 14:15; 1 John 5:2).

PRAYER: Lord God, you are good beyond all measure and gracious in the manner in which you care for us. Your love is immense and eternal; we love you because you first loved us! Help us in our daily routine to express our love for you by being obedient to your will for us. Strengthen us when we are weak, encourage us when we are discouraged in the battle, and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil; we pray. Amen.

*Adapted from Every man’s bible

WHO AM I

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Extended reading: Psalm 8

Devotional verse: Verse 4

“What is man, that Thou dost take thought of him? And the son of man, that Thou dost care for him?”

David, the writer of this Psalm, is in awe of the Lord’s majesty, glory, and power. That is portrayed in the way he writes this Psalm. In spending time meditating on the creation of God, the night sky, moon, and stars, his thoughts bend to something he at first deems lesser than what he is beholding in the sky: humankind!

“What is man” compared to all this? He cries out. Why would you, a holy God, even take one part of a moment in time to consider us? But, then as he contemplates this thought further, he realizes just how much God loves us and how much he entrusted unto humankind.

“It is awesome to realize that the God who created the universe in all its awesome splendor created us and considers us the crown of all creation. Knowing the greatness of our God should inspire us to seek Him. As we see the truth of how God sees us, how He loves us and has called us to be His people, we should be encouraged. We should long to grow closer to God so that He might transform us into all that He created us to be.”

PRAYER: Father, we shrink back in awe of your greatness just like David. Please help us remember and be encouraged with the truth that you, in your excellent majesty, created us for fellowship and called us to be your people! Grant to us a greater desire to grow closer to you. Amen.

Adapted from Everyman’s Bible