I love coming across scripture that tells about nature and God’s design of creation. I have a whole section of this blog devoted to nature scriptures.
So, I have been looking for scriptures that relate to the science we are learning this year. Week 7 mentions types of reproduction and in a search for “eggs” in the Bible, I ran across this passage that I love – that makes me laugh.
“The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully,
though they cannot compare
with the wings and feathers of the stork.
14 She lays her eggs on the ground
and lets them warm in the sand,
15 unmindful that a foot may crush them,
that some wild animal may trample them.
16 She treats her young harshly, as if they were not hers;
she cares not that her labor was in vain,
17 for God did not endow her with wisdom
or give her a share of good sense.
18 Yet when she spreads her feathers to run,
she laughs at horse and rider.
Job 39:13-18 (NIV)
God describes the ostrich as one who does not have wisdom to care for its own eggs. The Scripture says that God did not endow the ostrich with wisdom. It just struts proudly. I always picture the scene from Swiss Family Robinson, where the boy is trying to ride the wild ostrich.
I would encourage you to read the last few chapters of Job, with the description of God’s power and rule over forces of nature and over the animals. He provides for all of life on earth. Our study of life science is not complete without looking to the Creator of life and thinking on what He says about his creation.
Week 7 Connections
Consider several verses that relate to reproduction.
- Job 39:13-18 (quoted above)
- Job 39:1-4
- Genesis 1:28
- Isaiah 34:14-17
In the Science, Grammar, & Scripture Connections workbook, we work through pieces of these verses (as they relate to the sentence patterns we are learning).
If you are interested in a video preview of this workbook, with a how to diagram some of these verses, please join my Cycle 1 Facebook group – my first video has been posted there.