There are some things that are so naturally perfect that it's hard to believe they are not a miracle. There is an element of perfection in a miracle so it shouldn't surprise me that I relate the two. So what is this miracle of natural perfection I'm talking about?
Hens hatching chicks.
A hen can lay an egg a day for however many days she would like. Then when she thinks she has enough to set on she will start to "brood". It takes 21 days for the eggs to hatch. So no matter if its an egg from day one or day 14 they will both hatch on the same day. What? I don't understand that.
The eggs have to have a perfect amount of heat, humidity and rotation or they won't develop correctly. The hen's little built in thermometer/hygrometer sends her messages daily and she makes the adjustments.
Then, the whole process of a chick hatching. It has a special "egg tooth"? Are you kidding? A tooth that cuts the chick out of the egg and then goes away? It struggles and wiggles out of its shell while under the protection of it's mother's wings. Gets dried out and fluffled up in short order and looks like the quintessential spring picture of adorableness.
So, miracle or not I am in awe of God's perfect design.
On another unrelated note, I was able to get a Covid-19 antibody test last week. A blood draw of two vials and a tele-medicine check in made it fairly easy. In typical Covid fashion these days, the estimate on when the results will be back is less than specific; somewhere between 3 to 8 days. I'm curious to know not just my own results but also out of all the antibody tests they're doing now, how many people are coming back positive that they've had the virus. I'm not expecting my behavior to change from the results but I am expecting to feel more confident in going out.