Sunday, June 27, 2010


Tamajakushi are Tadpoles or Pollywogs depending where you were brought up. Our 9 had all successfully morphed in to frogs. It was amazing to watch each week go by as they grew bigger and then a back leg pops out and then another and then it took what seemed the longest time for them to get their front legs. Soon after the front legs came out they would swim and pinch off their tail. Then they sat on the rocks or mostly stuck to the side of the plastic container. They loved to eat fish flakes, furikake, and cucumber. They didn't like Mellon or bananas or cookies. Lettuce was okay but not a favorite. The Cucumber was the hit of the box.

It was amazing I was having anxiety that because we had them in captivity they would not adapt to the surroundings very well and would starve to death. The first frog that jumped out of the container landed on the big rock whipped out its tongue and caught a bug. Mihoko freaked it was too amazing. They had no problems adapting and fitting in and being good predators. Eat lots of mosquitoes guys we hate them. We hope they won't become prey for some bird or big koi fish. We saw the huge koi devour a dinner roll in one gulp. God's creation is amazing.
I got to thinking about Christian living is a metamorphosis. At Salvation God places in us those mechanisms that given time will automatically occur with a proper diet and safe environment. When we live in risky behaviors we will not develop properly we won't be able to adapt to the surroundings of our environment things will feel foreign. When we don't get a proper diet of spiritual food we are weak and also flounder in a hostile environment. Only when we do those things Jesus tells us to do we grow strong and in due season when we are placed in a hostile environment we flourish. We hope to go back and check on our frog buddies. "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:10-12

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