Psalm 22:6 But I am a worm and not a man, a reproach of men and despised by the people.
In this prophetic psalm David by the Spirit declares that Jesus is a worm. What a strange description of our Savior! A worm!
Strong’s concordance defines this word, as the worm "coccus ilicis". “When the female of the scarlet worm species was ready to give birth to her young, she would attach her body to the trunk of a tree, fixing herself so firmly and permanently that she would never leave again. The eggs deposited beneath her body were thus protected until the larvae were hatched and able to enter their own life cycle. As the mother died, the crimson fluid stained her body and the surrounding wood. From the dead bodies of such female scarlet worms, the commercial scarlet dyes of antiquity were extracted. What a picture this gives of Christ, dying on the tree, shedding His precious blood that He might "bring many sons unto glory" 
Isn’t that amazing? Colossians 1:19 – 20 says: “For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.” This is a wonderful picture of redemption seen in nature and prophesied 1000 years before it happened.
What does that mean for you and me? It means that God’s word is dependable, trustworthy and powerful. Romans 1 says: “the gospel is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes”. Hebrews 4:12 says: “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” We can place our hope in His word. We can expect the supernatural intervention of the Lord into our lives. If He can so accurately describe through a prophet a thousand years before it happens what will happen, how much more can He do for us who believe? We are not limited to this world’s resources nor to the concept of a closed system. God can do much more for us than we dare think or imagine. Hallelujah, we serve a mighty God!
Prayer: "Father, thank you that you know all things. Thank you that my life is in your hands. Invade my life with your supernatural intervention."
 (From page 73, "Biblical Basis for Modern Science", 1985, Baker Book House, by Henry Morris)