"Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane? Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrible. He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength; He goes out to meet the weapons. He laughs at fear and is not dismayed." Job 39:19-22
I love to watch nature programs in high definition. I marvel at the majesty of Godís creation, especially the creatures here on the earth. Each one is special and specifically designed to fulfill a unique purpose.
Spiders are one of my favorites to observe and study. There are so many different types of spiders in the world. There are spiders which spin large webs which are beautiful in design while others spin what appears to be irregular webs with no apparent design, and even one that fashions a web net which he holds with his front legs.
Since I have caught and observed spiders my entire life have I noticed that there is great variety. Black Widows are fat and slow, and spin ugly irregular webs. Brown Recluses have very long legs and small bodies. These spiders are extremely fast and simply chase down their prey. Like all spiders, they spin silk, but they do not spin a web and wait for the catch of the day. Recluses are fast on a flat surface but could not crawl out of your bathroom sink if it fell into it - they simply do not have that type of traction. You will find these spiders mostly on rough or textured surfaces. On the other hand a jumping spider can walk upside down on slick glass.
I once put a black jumping spider in a jar with a Brown Recluse and observed the Recluse chase him. But the jumping spider ran straight up the side of the glass jar while the Recluse could only run circles around the bottom. I wondered why - what was so different about the two spiders? In my research I learned that a jumping spider has 20,000 hairs on the bottom of each foot, and each hair has a tiny suction cup on the end of it. Once again I was amazed at Godís marvelous creation.
As creatures of Godís creation, we too are specially designed for a unique and specific purpose. But with humans it goes much farther than that - each of us were made to fill a place in Godís eternal work. It has been said that when a person is operating where he is supposed to, in Godís perfect will - he has no rivals.
When I observe the wonder in the members of my own body I can see that the thumb is important, but cannot match the little finger in its own role. David wrote, -"I thank you Lord, for I see that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. How wonderful is Your creation. I can see it very well."