I heard a woodpecker drumming today. It reminded me that woodpeckers, especially pileated woodpeckers, are the keepers of the forest ecosystem. The woodpecker's strong beak drills holes for nesting. After one use the hole is abandoned. Other birds and forest animals use the abandoned holes for their nests, dens and burrows. These birds and animals are unable to create the shelters they need to raise their young. They are dependent on the woodpecker. Without him, these animals would become extinct.
God had Noah create a special home for his family and 2 of every kind of animal. Without the ark, no one and nothing would have survived.
God designed the home for the survival of mankind - a husband and a wife, joined together to create a home in which to raise up a family to serve the Lord.
Unless the Lord builds the home, the survival of the marriage and the salvation of the children become very unlikely.
How are we as Christians, allowing God to build our homes?
Would you take a moment to share the way God is working in your home?
Ecosystems demonstrate how dependent we all are on God and His creation.
As the weather warms, you might enjoy watching an ecosystem near you at work.
Watch as a spider builds a web.
How are they constructed?
What are they trapping?
What would happen if there were no spiders?
You might enjoy making your own pop bottle ecosystem to observe. I found a cool blog that will help you build an ecosystem using plants, water, rocks and fish. Hop on over to Layers of Learning and give it a try.