A Healing Touch
"Come, and let us return to the Lord; for He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up." Hosea 6:1 (NKJV)
This is a Cushion Sea Star. Relatively common in South Florida, they can grow up to 20 inches in diameter depending on food availability. The Cushion Sea Star also has the remarkable ability to regenerate a lost arm. The length of time that is required for a sea star to regrow a lost arm varies depending on the severity of the injury as well as local conditions but it can take up to a year. The Cushion Sea Star's ability to heal from such a dramatic injury is a wonderful picture of God's character. The Bible tells us that He is our healer and no wound we experience is too great for His healing touch. At times He may allow us to experience difficult circumstances in order to refine our character but He is mighty to restore. Praise the Lord that we serve a God of such great mercy!