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A Great Design

So I recently talked about how crazy I think it is that many people believe that the animal kingdom was just random mutations over billions of years. Or that they only behave a certain way due to instinct or an automated response/reaction.

I wish all those people were hanging at my house over this past weekend to witness yet another display of what an Amazing Creator we serve. (well maybe not the whole weekend)

3 weeks ago, straight from our nesting boxes to our incubator......life began as soon as these eggs were surrounded with warm air. Within 25 hours the heart begins to form, by the 42nd hour.....it begins to beat. By the sixth day.....all organs and muscles......everything is pretty much formed including the little egg tooth on it's beak that it will use to enter the world. Feathers are forming by Day 8.

They were automatically turned for 18 days, then placed in a still incubator to prepare for this world. For those next three days....these little creations are turning themselves around to the only air cell pocket and absorbing the nutrients of their yolk sac that will sustain them for the exhausting journey ahead. They actually circle inside the egg, pecking tiny perforation holes to enable them to break out when the time is right. How crazy is that?!?

So here it is.....after a mere 21 days......shorter than it takes me to read a book!.....we welcome a beautiful creation of God to our world.


(you can see it's little friend pippin' out to the left)

Within hours.....feathers fluff out, legs strengthen and they are ready to be taken out.

And check this out: These little chicks already have all their eggs formed within; that will continue on this beautiful circle of life.

21 days.
a self containing capsule complete with
membranes to protect,
capillaries for blood flow,
tiny sacs with just enough air

but most importantly,

equipped with instructions from Above.

.......and speaking of instructions from Above, what blows my mind even more with all of this (if that can be possible)....is that God designed all of the birds to hatch their young on their own. No humidity controls, no automatic turners or thermostats. Just God's hand on all life and being the Great Designer.

Thank you for allowing me to share in my awe of The One who creates it all.......which is exactly the reason I named my blog why I did

How many are your works, O LORD!
In wisdom you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
~Psalm 104:24



Andrea said...

All I can say is WOW!!

Just wanted to thank you for loving me just the way I am and being a constant source of encouragement in my life. You will NEVER know what it means to me. I am thankful GOD brought you into my life.


~*Michelle*~ said...

Andrea, *you* my friend are a special blessing to me as well.......can't wait to dance on the Streets of Gold with you!

christy rose said...

Wow! That is so awesome!! How fun to be able to witness new life so often as you are able to! God is so amazing!! :)

Bill (cycleguy) said...

Imagine how intricately designed we are!!

~*Michelle*~ said...

Bill! I was thinking the same thing when I was talking about when the heart starts beating, organs formed, etc.


Kathy C. said...

Michelle, that made me cry! Oh what an amazing God we serve...the wonder of His creation takes my breath away...thank you so much for sharing this. :)

Kristina P. said...

This is so cool, Michelle! How fun.

Mich said...

Thanks for sharing the beauty of the moment.

When I was little i remember boxes under lights at my grandparent's house, waiting for little miracles.

Every piece of this world is full of creative miracles of life...how can one not believe in the GOD ALMIGHTY?!!!

Heart2Heart said...


The miracle of life really is just that, a miracle. No two births are ever the same and like you've explained so well here is how God has it all planned it out from beginning to end.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Children of Eve said...

Amazing! Wonderful post.

Beth E. said...

That is so cool! I love the pictures. Your home/farm must be so busy right now...with spring comes life! Praise God!

wife.mom.nurse said...

God's creation is amazing and I am in awe.

My finch's eggs hatched yesterday. I cannot wait for them to come out of the nest so I can see him. It's the miracle of life...just a different angle :)

I too contine to b a slow blogger. Miss you :)

Tea With Tiffany said...

Love creation. I notice the little wonders of creation. Animals and plants all display God's glory. Thank you for sharing this beautiful beginning!

And thanks for prayers.

Alicia said...

Oh, you captured it wonderfully!! What an awesome experience to see that first hand! Beautiful!

Andrea said...

We are discussing a trip to Vermont. I am not sure when it will happen, but it is in the works...so we will definitely have to get together!! You have just given me one more reason to come in that direction...a great big hug for me!!

RCUBEs said...

That's so awesome! Thank you for sharing these amazing pics with us..God is soo good! Blessings.

Tracy said...

God is so amazing. Creation is beautiful and mind boggling. The beginnings of new life, are obviously no random occurrence.

Faith Imagined said...

This is so cool! I love the pictures!!! God is so amazing!!!

Deborah Ann said...

Aw, Michelle, these pictures are priceless! THANK YOU for sharing the birth of these magnificent creations of God!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh how cute! What a mighty God we serve! I love looking at creation and seeing the Hand of God in it. All creation really does point to Him. Thanks for sharing my friend! I loved it!

amanda said...

it was SO cool to see those pictures on facebook, and on here. i even showed shaun them and he thought it was cool!! your little farm is just a growing. and it's probably good you're in ct because i'm sure you could convince shaun to buy chickens if we lived any closer!!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I could not agree more my dear friend, you are so on the ball with this one. Yes, we are a creation, aren't we all?

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a beautiful post...an awesome read....so glad that I stopped by...Doing a little Sunday morning blog hopping...Its snowing here.
I have 2 GREAT GIVEAWAYS that I will draw for tonight ...
stop by and leave a comment...That's all that's needed.

sanjeet said...

..can't wait to dance on the Streets of Gold with you!
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