White-fronted Bee-eater – The Life Guards – by A. J. Mithra
The White-fronted Bee-eater, Merops bullockoides, is a species of Bee-eater
widely distributed in sub-equatorial Africa.
This species, like other bee-eaters, is a richly colored, slender bird,
with a distinctive black mask, white forehead, square tail and a bright red throat.
The upperparts are green, with cinnamon under parts and their call is a deep squeak…
They nest in small colonies, digging holes in cliffs or earthen banks
but can usually be seen in low trees waiting for passing insects..
They hunt either by making quick hawking flights or gliding down
before hovering briefly to catch insects….
Our LORD, the provider and protector of the Universe, can still be seen
hanging on the Cross waiting for those passing souls to accept HIM as their savior…
Remember that HE had taken our place on the cross..
HE became a curse, so that we may be blessed…
What are you waiting for, invite JESUS into your life now, for, this is the day
that the LORD has made for you to invite HIM and rejoice forever and ever…
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. (1 Peter 2:25)
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: (Galatians 3:13)
Until the 1960s, scientists held that natural selection favors only those behaviors
that boost the survival chance of the individual and its offspring.
A bird that postpones its own reproductive potential to help another would seen doomed
from that evolutionary standpoint, but, many white-fronted bee-eaters
willingly place their relatives’ needs before their own to help close kin survival..
Family ties made the difference in nearly every case, with helpers foraging
for the most closely related nestlings 94 percent of the time.
Most in-law bee-eaters are females that have left their natal clan to join
the extended family of a mate and are socially integrated in the mate’s clan
but are genetically unrelated to members other than their own offspring.
These in-laws rarely “lift a feather,” even though their mates may be working hard
to bring in enough bees and other delectables for a related couple’s hungry brood…
In-laws may fly back to their natal clan during times when
the colony experiences a food shortage, and birds temporarily left their partners’ clans
to help their parents, or a parent and a stepparent, raise a family.
All of these helpers returned to their mates after the breeding season.
Though GOD loves the Jews- His chosen people, HE willingly places the needs of us,
the Gentiles, before the needs of HIS own people…
And HE seems to be postponing HIS marriage, so that no one is left out…
Nature is giving out signs to show that these are the last day…
Are we ready to meet THE KING?
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. (1 John 2: 18)
White-fronted African bee-eaters will face even spitting cobras when it comes to
defending its kin, and forage tirelessly for bees and delay having their own young—
all to help close relatives raise a clutch of baby birds.
Years of direct observation have led researchers to suggest this altruism is an inherited
trait that gives the “helper” bird’s family a survival edge in the harsh African Savannah….
Why would any bird engage in such magnanimous behavior?
Is it courageously noble in mind and heart?
Or is it generous in forgiving; eschewing resentment or revenge; unselfish behavior?
These birds are ready to face poisonous cobras to save the lives of its kin..
Did not our Savior JESUS give HIS life on the Cross to defend us
from the venomous serpent?
Did HE not generously give HIMSELF on the Cross to forgive our sin?
Did HE not show HIS unselfishness to take our place on the Cross?
Shall we all, once again rededicate our lives and run into the
nail-pierced, outstretched hands of our Savior?
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (2 Corinthians 5: 17)
Have a Holy Friday..
Your’s in YESHUA,
A J Mithra
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Inspired by this Bird through an article on Science News by Kathy A Fackelmann http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1200/is_n23_v135/ai_7680117/ dated June 10th 1989…