God Glimpses # 17 – Poison Frogs

poison frog

This little guy was behind glass for a good reason. He’s so poisonous that even a touch would mean death to the touch-ee. (At this point in the tour with the university professor, I had to wonder how the natives extract the poison for their darts, but was afraid to find out.)

So many God glimpses here! Isn’t it nice that He made them brightly colored and patterned, so that they are easily noticed? I learned that this and several other species, also brilliantly colored, have incredible value to the medical community. Like so many things that will kill us, in small doses, the same poisons are useful.

The Bible tells us to be moderate in our lifestyle, don’t run to excess. For some things, a little goes a long way, for others, a concerted effort is needed, at least for a time. Teeny poison frogs . . . a lesson in balance.


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