We live in a society in which admitting one’s own sins is seen as a sign of weakness.
For a long time, archaeologists doubted the historicity of Solomon and the horses which, according to the Bible, he possessed, as at that time supposedly only camels were used.
The stars, be they the celestial or the marine varieties, shine brightly or stand out against the background where they are located.
Bee colonies give the impression of being a single organism made up of thousands of individual parts.
We are living in a society which is driven by appearance and image, where aesthetics take precedence over ethics and morality.
Strawberry juice, with its bitter-sweet taste and mouth-watering aroma, is one of the most complex natural products of the vegetable kingdom.
While horses were often used for war, donkeys were symbols of peace, which is why Christ chose to enter the capital of Israel as a gentle and humble king on the back of a donkey's colt.
It is 588 metres high and stands on the southern edge of Lower Galilee. It was a sacred mountain for the Canaanites, and then also for the Northern Israelite tribes.
When we accommodate our moral beliefs and choices to our personal preferences, we are almost always distorting the message of Jesus Christ.
As the psalmist says, the Moon has enabled mankind to measure time with remarkable accuracy, and to reflect on the nature of the cosmos.
Earwigs are calm and peaceful insects which feed on aphids and sea-slug eggs, which makes them beneficial for agriculture.
There is wisdom in the Holy Scriptures which vastly surpasses the knowledge that was available to human beings at the time!
No term in human language is sufficient to adequately express the greatness of the resurrection.
Corals are the only animals that can be detected by satellites from space.
They reside in the dark rocky depths close to the shore, but when they are exposed to artificial light they show off their marvellous colours. But there is nothing ostentatious about their display.
This beautiful butterfly reminds me of the fact that we Christians, in some way, are also an endangered species. It seems that we are living in populations that are isolated from society as a whole.
In a world in which everything is subject to the passing of time and the inexorable entropy of decay, true wisdom consists in taking hold of that which is truly immutable and everlasting.
When they think no one else is watching, they let their mask drop and show their inner circle what they are really like.
How does such a fragile and conspicuous organism survive in a sub aqua environment, replete with voracious predators?
It is not only humans that exhibit resentment towards foreigners. Some animals are extremely xenophobic.
Where are we getting our food supply as believers? Are we feeding on God’s Word, or do we prefer other sources of nourishment?
This flamingo reminded me of the fact that we humans were also created to live in community.
The distorting effect of the earth’s atmosphere (the refraction of the sun’s rays in its gases) causes the spherical or round shape of the sun to seem altered, depending on where it is in relation to the earth.
It swallows the sand to filter it and then expels it through its gills, thus retaining crustaceans, amphipods, polychaetes, molluscs and tiny fish.
They deploy a further defence mechanism in the form of the numerous sharp spines that they are covered with. As if that wasn’t enough, some of the species of this fish possess a venomous substance (tetrodotoxine) in their skin and in their spines.
Maybe if we were more aware of how decisive a person’s childhood turns out to be in their adult life, we would treat children with greater wisdom and sensitivity