From Pastor Tom - Frogs

Did you know that . . .

 FROGS drink through their skin?  Instead of swallowing water with their mouths, frogs absorb moisture through their skin.  Frogs can also take in oxygen through their skin, which helps them breathe better in the water.

 FROGS eat with their eyes closed?  The eyes help the frog swallow by lowering into its head and pushing the food down its throat.

FROGS can jump 20 times their own length?  That’s like a human jumping past four school buses in one leap!

FROGS have sticky tongues?  Frogs don’t use their hands to catch food . . . they just stick out their tongues!  Flies, mosquitoes, and other yummy bugs stick to the tip and get pulled into the frog’s mouth for dinner.

SOME FROGS wear camouflage?  Stripes and spots help frogs blend into their natural surroundings.  Some frogs can even change color depending on their location or the weather.

FROGS recycle?  Frogs shed their skin about once a week.  Then they eat the old skin to reuse the nutrients stored inside.

FROGS can live to be 40 years old?  Most frogs live from 4 to 15 years.

A FROG wasn’t always a frog?  Every frog starts as a tiny egg that hatches into a tadpole.  All a tadpole has is a round head and a tail and lives in the water like a fish.  The tadpole body changes and grows new parts.  After three to four months, the tad­pole has four legs and no tail and can live on land—it has become a frog!

Isn't this amazing!

Did you know that you can become a new creature, too?  God can give you a new life.  We have all done bad things - we have all sinned.  But God, who loves us, can change us.  He can give us new life.  He can give us a second chance.  God wants us to be like Him—loving, kind, and good.  Just as a tadpole changes into a frog, God can help you become more like Jesus. The Bible says;

"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect." Rom 12:2  

The Bible also tells us what we are being transformed into:

"But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit." 2 Cor 3:18 

God sent His only Son, Jesus, to earth to be a human, just like us, except Jesus never sinned. Even so, He chose to die so that He could pay the death penalty for our sins.  Three days after He died, God raised Him back to life again!

Do you want to have a clean, new life?  Then just believe in what Je­sus did for you. Tell God that you are sorry for your sins and thank Him for sending Jesus to save you.  The Bible says,

“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” 2 Cor 5:17

God will change you and make you a totally new creature.


Pastor Tom