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Jesus became our Valentine ❤

Jesus said in Psalm in 22:6 “But I am a worm, and no man”. What did He mean “I am a worm?” It’s a beautiful story especially since this is a week where love is thought of and displayed in such wonderful ways, and the color red is a favorite color.

The worm that Christ was speaking of is the Tola worm known as the Crimson worm. The Crimson worm climbs upon the tree all by itself to give birth. The worm knows it will die there on that tree. It willingly climbs up on the tree to give birth to a family.  During the birthing process a Crimson fluid or gel is secreted. That Crimson gel is used to make a dye. There the worm lays the eggs and shelters them under her body.The young feed from her body until she dies. The dye that was secreted covers them for the rest of their lives. On the morning of the fourth day the worm has pulled the head and tail together and is now in the shape of a heart on the tree, but it is no longer Crimson. It is now a wax, which is as white as snow. Remember the scripture in Isaiah 1:18, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow?”

Jesus is the Crimson worm who willingly climbed upon the tree to die and give birth to a family, the “Family of God”!    Though your sins be as scarlet, they are as white as snow! Jesus became our Valentine.    Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤