Biblical Sites: Sea of Galilee
Matthew 4:17-19 King James Version (KJV-pub dom.) 17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Map by William Sheppard 1871-1934 image public domain from Wikipedia.
Please see book section: History of the Jewish People Portrayed in Coins for more information.
What marvelous design-maternal behavior. It is an intricate modification of life for the reproduction and care of offspring. It is not a haphazard event.
God describes Himself in this way:
12 For thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.
13 As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
And God will have mercy on all who turn to Him:
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Please note that even though the maternal behavior of protection and provision for the young is sometimes violated in various life forms-it is not the normal. I think these rare events (e.g. killing their young etc.) are a part of the Fall of the Creation. A Mother's normal behavior is to protect and feed/care for her young. See in my book section the "green" book on the Beauty of God's Creation in the Midst of Corruption for more examples of beauty and corruption in the present Creation.
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