“Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.”
There are certain things in creation that people seldom talk about, including earthworms.
There are over 170 species of earthworms. Most of us are familiar with those that pop up from our lawn, but did you know that Australia has some earthworms that grow up to 12 feet long! Every earthworm has a well-developed nervous system – not a simple system as evolutionary theory would expect. The earthworm also has five pairs of pumps that serve as hearts and microscopic bristles to help it crawl through the soil. While considered to be among the lowliest of creatures on Earth, it is nevertheless very important for our soil. They prevent it from compacting, help nitrogen and water reach plant roots, help vegetable matter to decay and increase those good bacteria that further enrich the soil for plant growth. That makes earthworms important.
Psalm 104:30, mentions how God renews the creation with new spiritual life through His Holy Spirit. In the same breath He tells how He renews the soil to support material life. Earthworms are God’s small workers designed specifically to renew the soil. How wonderful to see God’s Hand everywhere we look!
Notes: Joanne E. DeJonge. Bats and Bugs and Snakes and Slugs. Baker Book House, pp. 16-20.
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