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Have you ever heard of the Scarlet Worm??


Psalm 22 gives us insight into what Jesus Christ was thinking about while dying on
the cross.  Remember his words in Matthew 27:46: “My God, My God, why have You
forsaken Me?”

Psalm 22 starts with that very verse and continues further with Christ even referring
to Himself as a worm in verse 6.  
What worm could this be?

Dr. Henry M. Morris
in his "New Defender's Study Bible" shares some
important truth to be learned from this worm:

"On the cross, the Lord Jesus called Himself a "scarlet worm."  This same
word refers to the worm from which the Israelites of that day obtained their
red dyes and is usually translated "crimson" or "scarlet."  The female worm
of this species, when laying her eggs, affixes her body to a wood surface on
which she will die after the young are born.  The wood, her body, and the
young are reddened with the death of the life-giving mother.  In a similar
image the Lord Jesus made "peace through the blood of his cross."
Colossians 1:20

Wow, what a special illustration that worm provides.  














(above the female scarlet worm attached)













(harvested...little red things are the eggs)













(making the dye)

(Photos above from the TempleInstitute.org)



Would you like to draw secret pictures on boiled eggs that
can only be seen with dye?

Supplies: White crayons (colored will do if needed), hard boiled eggs (allow them to
cool), mug, vinegar, water, and food coloring.  Wear old clothes when working with
food coloring.

Instructions:  Fill a mug 3/4 with water and add a tablespoon of vinegar.  Next drip
several drops of your favorite food coloring color (sometimes it takes a bunch) until
you like the color.

Before you dye your eggs, draw a secret picture or write a hidden message on the
eggs with your white crayon.  I like to illustrate the Easter story by drawing Jesus
birth, death, and empty tomb on different boiled eggs.  

When finished drawing on your egg (not as easy as notebook paper eh?) carefully
place your boiled egg into the mug of dye.  Let it sit in the dye for several minutes
and then take it out to see if your drawing appears.  If the dye is not dark enough let
it sit longer.  When you take the egg out there will not be dye where you used your
crayon on it.

Let the eggs dry before handling them.  Wipe up any spills quickly.  

Explanation: The crayon wax does not allow the dye to stain the egg.  Now you can
peel the egg and have a healthy snack!  Yummmmmmmm.




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is one special unique Book.    Adam Thornton Copyright 2011 ScienceSplat.com
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