See the cocunut shell this octopus is carrying around? It’s his little shelter. Scientists discovered it in the waters around Indonesia. “I was gobsmacked,” said a research biologist. “I mean, I’ve seen a lot of octopuses hiding in shells, but I’ve never seen one that grabs it up and jogs across the sea floor. I was trying hard not to laugh.” **
See for yourself:
This little coconut-carrying octopus (he’s just the size of a fist) is a creepy-crawly picture of this verse:
“… you have made the LORD…your dwelling place.” Psalm 91:9
If the Lord’s our dwelling place it doesn’t matter where we are, we’ll feel at home. I needed to remember that recently when I was nervous at an event where I felt like an outsider. I shared my feelings later with a good friend who said, “Gloris, you just need to make Christ your home.”
Home. That’s where we feel most secure, if we have a good family to greet us when we come home, and food to eat and a warm bed for sleeping. And, no matter how big or small it is, it’s a cozy and safe place. That’s what home should be and what we can feel no matter where we are if we carry our home with us like the Amphioctopus marginatus .
Do you have a safe shelter when you’re afraid? Open the door below to see how to make Christ your dwelling place:
** cbsnews.com (a great article on the coconut-carrying octupus)