Well, the water started to smell pretty bad, so I changed it. I’m sure I put all 8 back in. I put in the water conditioner and let it sit for 10 minutes, then put all the tadpoles back in. They all stayed around the bottom for the first 10 minutes or so. I kept watching them and trying to find all of them. They were hard to see to count them. I finally thought I had found them all. But every time I counted I got 7 instead of 8. Later, Katie asked me why we only had 7 now. I went back over, and they were starting to hang around the top floating on lettuce leaves again, and there were only 7 of them. So we lost a tadpole somehow. I don’t know how.
You can see the spiral on this one’s tummy pretty well.
The glass bead magnified this one’s tummy so that you can see the spiral better.
Tail to tail. They just happened to be sitting like this.
I woke up this morning thinking about Metamorphosis.
I remembered that a major part of this lesson about Tadpoles turning into frogs is the spiritual application. Our spirits are brought to life and the connection with God is established as we believe on Jesus as our Lord and Savior and give Him our lives, and then we are transformed into a new Creation in Christ.
I started to think of lots of verses about these things, so I got up and wrote down the words that were coming to me. Then I got up and went to Bible Gateway and got the scriptures so that I can have the twins look them up in their Bibles. They will see that God put in nature through tadpoles turning into frogs a parallel to our transformation from fleshly people to spiritual people – we are a new creation! We are no longer dead in our sins but alive in Christ. We are being transformed by the renewing of our minds. I will put these verses in my post tomorrow. There are more of them than I thought, so I decided to dedicate the next post to them.
I love it when God teaches us lessons through nature. Jesus did it. So should we.