God’s Care for Fish and Mankind
Matthew 6:26 – “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?”
On a hot day there is nothing better than a glass of cold water! You drop in a couple of ice cubes, but they will not sink. Instead they float to the top. Have you ever thought how strange it is that ice floats? It should sink! It is a law of thermodynamics that cold water is usually more dense than warm water; so cold water should and does circulate down while the warmer water rises.
For instance, if the air above a pond is freezing and the water in the pond is 10 degrees above freezing, the cold air will cool the surface water and cause it to sink. However, when water temperature reaches a certain point, just a few degrees above freezing, something new happens – it begins to EXPAND and turns to ice! Though it is colder than the water beneath, yet, because it has now lost its density, it floats! Imagine what would happen if this were not so. The ice would form on the bottom until the pond or lake would become entirely frozen. As a result, all the life in the water would perish.
Our great God thus furnished protection for the fish in the lake by placing in nature this exceptional reversal of the general law that heat rises and cold descends. Yes, He thought of the fish when He created this law of thermodynamics.
What a comforting truth that they all-wise Creator is our Savior. Of how much more value are we, His children, than the fowls of the air and the fish of the sea! We can put our complete confidence in a loving God who went to even greater lengths to give us ETERNAL LIFE through His Son Jesus Christ! Trust Him today for He is trustworthy!