Meet King Kong's Opposite!
1 Samuel 17:45: "Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied."
Probably one of my all-time-favorite movies is King Kong. I'm talking about the original black-and-white film made in 1933 and starring Faye Wray. But, of course, the real star of the movie was the "eighth wonder of the world" – the enormous and powerful King Kong.
Today, however, we'll be talking about a creature that's the exact opposite of the mighty Kong in three ways. First of all, it is a real creature that can be found all over the western Amazon Basin as well as in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Secondly, the creature is not an ape like the overgrown gorilla King Kong. It has a tail and is a true monkey.
And third, this creature – the pygmy marmoset – is the world's smallest monkey. Indeed, it is one of the world's smallest primates. When this creature is fully grown, its full body length – not counting its tail – is less than six inches.
Their Creator gave these tiny creatures everything they need to flourish, including special incisors to bite into trees and vines to eat the sap that comes out, and an even sharper intellect.
Like the pygmy marmoset, you might think of yourself as small and insignificant compared to others. But just as our Creator used a small boy to defeat a powerful giant with only a slingshot and a stone, so, too, can God use you to accomplish great things in the power of His might!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I know that You have used both the great and the small to accomplish great things. Lord, I pray that You will use me in whatever way You see fit. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
Notes: Wikipedia entry on the pygmy marmoset. Photo: Adult pygmy marmoset. Courtesy of Dan Faulkner. Flickr. (CC BY SA 2.0)
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