23 March 2018

This 'n' That

There is a squirrel that's been coming to the feeder in my backyard that has lost his tail. The poor little thing! With the many unpleasant members of wildlife that roam around here, I suspect he was attacked by something, whether it was a hawk that didn't properly latch onto its prey or the neighbor's cat failing to fully immobilize his victim, or a mangy coyote, this poor little squirrel has been left with only a red nub.

Watching this squirrel maneuver through the woods is interesting. He seems to hop, rather than scurry as his squirrel counterparts do. He obviously cannot climb trees or leap from branch to branch. I have no idea how long he has been this way, but it's incredible to see him function. It also makes me a bit sad. When God designed squirrels, He clearly had a reason for every detail, including their bushy tails.
A squirrel’s tail is much more than a fashion accessory. It serves 3 main functions that enable the squirrel to survive: protection, balance and communication. (Source)
This furry, tail-less rodent has no way to protect himself from the elements or to communicate with others. How long will he survive like this? Only the Lord knows, but watching him reminds me of our God's great creativity and deliberate intent in creation. We did not evolve from primordial goo, and apes are not our ancestors. Every muscle, joint, and eyelash has a purpose and indeed, God knows even the number of hairs on our head. What an incredible, amazing God He is, and what an immeasurable privilege it is to serve the One who designed and created us!

Okay, while I grab my binoculars to get another look at Tail-less Tommy, why don't you grab something sweet to munch on while you enjoy your week in review (kind of):
  • Things that never get old? The gospel. It never gets old, it only gets better every time you hear it.
  • Well, this poses a problem for me. I always try to get an aisle seat on an airplane to accommodate my long legs and my slight claustrophobia. On the other hand, at least this article validates my decision to disinfect my seat before I get settled in. That's right, if you need me, I'll be the one wiping down her aisle seat with Clorox wipes.
  • It's always nice to be reminded that you aren't the only one facing difficult decisions.
  • I haven't listened to the audio that's linked here yet, but I am eager to because I do believe that every woman should be a theologian.
  • This needs to be addressed, for the sake of the gospel.
  • Here's your weekly dose of adorable.
  • A great deal on this resource.
  • These are the things that fascinate me, in spite of my non-scientific brain.
  • Lots of books sitting on your shelves? Read them!
  • An interesting look at an unbeliever's thoughts about the connection between the ark and the apocalypse.
There are people who have an almost perfect knowledge of the letter of the Scripture but have never known the message of the Scripture. —D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones