John T. Willis

Monday, October 12, 2009


The September 2009 edition of the National Geographic tells of the recent discovery of a "new" creature on earth, which experts call "squidworms." Here is the story by Tom O'Neill:

"When scientists dipatched a remotely operated vehicle to nose around the depths of the Celebes Sea [note: the Celebes Sea is southwest of the Philippines and northwest of Indonesia], one of the world's most biologically diverse zones, they were prepared for surprises. Still, mouths dropped at the sight of the 'squidworm' [note: the National Geographic presents a striking picture of this creature], as they dubbed this extraordinary invertebrate. Unlike many marine worms--small, drab creature buried in the seafloor--this was a big, flashy extrovert, swimming in pitch-black waters 1.75 miles deep. From its head jutted feeding and breathing tentacles like a squid's; from its four-inch-long body projected bristles, propelling it like paddles.
Research by Karen J. Osborn at the Scripps Institution of Oceonography confirms that it's a new, still scientifically unnamed species of the bristle worm group. In addtion to a half dozen squidworms, other keepers from the expedition--cosponsored by National Geographi, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, in cooperation with the Philippine government--include spiderlike crustaceans and a black comb jelly. With only a fraction of the Celebes Sea explored, plenty of other wondrous new creatures surely wait in the dark."

Now, the earth is "small" compared with the universe. BUT, on the earth, there are numerous creatures which God has created in God's own way. We human beings keep on LEARNING what God knew and did billions of years ago. Our knowledge and our comprehension and our power is SO SMALL. Each NEW creature should humble us before our God. What will the next DISCOVERY be? Just wait. It will not be long. Just watch the news, the TV, the magazines. You will be amazed at God's discoveries.

How do the world affect YOU? Are you awed at the wisdom and knowledge of God? Paul's words in Romans 11:33-36 impact me greatly:

"O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
For who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been his counselor?
Or who has given a gift to him,
to receive a gift in return?
For from him and through him and to him are all things.
To him be the glory forever. Amen."

PLEASE share YOUR insights, YOUR ideas, YOUR thoughts. Let me hear from YOU.

John Willis


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