January 19 Minute Message

Jan 19, 2017Tom Ellsworth

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Sometimes inspiration comes from the most unlikely examples. Hi I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.

Of all the six legged critters of the insect kingdom, the dreaded cockroach is one of the most disgusting. Most of us would just as soon never see another one, but it really is quite fascinating. There are thousands of varieties scattered across the globe but each does its part in the decomposition of nature’s garbage. What’s more, they are a source of high protein for insectivores. We’d feel just fine if the cockroach was extinct but we would miss some of the animals dependent upon it for food. Most amazingly, the science of robotics is studying the cockroach for several reasons, including speed and mobility. It can cover 30 feet in a second and losing a limb doesn’t even slow it down. Scientists are using the cockroach as a model in developing a small maneuverable robot that can find people trapped in rubble after earthquakes or other natural disasters. For all of our disgust, God’s design for the cockroach is remarkable.

If God can use the lowly cockroach to clean up his world and serve science as an inspiration, just imagine what he can do through you to change and inspire others!