Now I will share a bit of scripture interspersed with comments and notes and the Bible will be in bright blue.
Psalm 139 - English Standard Version (ESV)
Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.1O LORD, you have searched me and known me! 2You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.
3You search out my path and my lying down
and are acquainted with all my ways.
4Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.
5You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is high; I cannot attain it.
Elizabeth Bury knew that God knew her intimately and completely, in fact, God knows us better than we know ourselves. The wise man understands that God made everything and therefore He made you and knows you and sees you. To me, this is a comfort, for I know He knows and understands me and has mercy on my weaknesses and seeks to help me conquer them and accomplish things both good and great.
There is no place where God does not know for God has made all things. God invented everything and in fact he invented nothing. He created the material world, which is why all naturalistic explanations for the Universe are both logically and mathematically absurd. In stark contrast to Darwinist story-tellers and believers in UM, Elizabeth Bury was a brilliant woman of many accomplishments and interests which humble me to consider. The secret of her genius must have been her devotion to and knowledge of God!
13For you formed my inward parts;
17How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
I cannot hate my Darwinist foes. I want them to know the truth. Despite the fact that they often attack my character and try to mock me, I will continue to try to present reasons to them to abandon Darwinism, give up on UM and discover God and real science.
The enemies of God, if they remain enemies, shall pay a fearful price in coming face to face with their Creator having lived a life thumbing their noses at Him. Those who disdain the gift purchased at the terrible price paid by Jesus Christ to save them from their own eternal demise will not find me adding to their griefs. They will pay with Hell. I know Hell is eternal separation from God, it is eternal punishment and it is a fate so terrible and awful that I do not spend much time pondering it. I seek to keep you from knowing exactly what it is!
"Why do monarchs migrate south?"
The answers to these two questions go hand-in-hand. Children ask them all the time. Most monarchs live from two to six weeks as an adult butterfly, but the Monarch's migration is the KEY to its yearly life cycle.
The total time frame for one butterfly's life cycle (one generation) is about 6-8 weeks . . . egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, butterfly. It grows inside the egg for about 4 days. It then munches milkweed and grows as a monarch caterpillar (larvae) for about 2 more weeks. The caterpillar's life inside the chrysalis (pupa) lasts about 10 days and its wonderful life as an adult butterfly lasts from 2 - 6 weeks.
February/March - hibernating monarchs in Mexico and southern California reawaken, become active, find a mate, begin the flight northward and lay their eggs. Finally they die. These special monarchs have lived about 4-5 months through the long winter.The cycles goes on as the new baby caterpillars are born each spring and the cycle continues throughout the year into the next spring. MAGICAL and AMAZING!
March/April -the 1st generation monarchs are born -egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, adult butterfly;
May/June - the 2nd generation is born - egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, adult butterfly;
July/August - the 3rd generation is born - egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, adult butterfly;
Sept/Oct - the 4th generation is born - egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, adult butterfly . . . but THIS generation does not die. It MIGRATES south and lives 6-8 months in Mexico or Southern California. They begin awakening and mating in February/March of the NEXT SPRING, and then lay their eggs! Withered and tattered from their migration and hibernation . . . they finally die.
- Psalm 139:14 Or for I am fearfully set apart
- Psalm 139:20 Hebrew lacks your name
- Psalm 139:23 Or cares
- Psalm 139:24 Or in the ancient way (compare Jeremiah 6:16)