Today's Creation Moment: Not So Bird-Brained.
Genesis 1:21 "And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good."
How do you take a much needed nap or get a good night's sleep when you
must be alert to danger? Human beings designate people to stay awake and
watch for danger when they sleep. Then, they set up warning systems.
birds are much more vulnerable to danger, God gave them the ability to
do these things on a simple scale, and then He gave them one more
amazing gift. Many birds are able to put half of their brain to sleep
while the other half stays awake and alert. The eye that serves the
sleeping half even closes; the eye that serves the waking half of the
brain stays alert, searching for danger. After the first sleeping half
is nicely rested, it wakes up, and the other half goes to sleep. Of
course, these birds can also put both sides of the brain to sleep at the
same time, just as we do. Whales, seals and dolphins are among the non
birds that can half brain sleep as well.
Evidence of the
clever design of this half brain sleep ability can be seen in the fact
that where two birds sleep next to each other, each bird will put the
half of the brain that faces its partner to sleep. Once that half is
rested, they change places, so the other half of their brain can sleep.
Scripture tells us that God looked at His creation and declared it
"good," God's standard for good is perfection. His ingenious design,
which would allow birds to protect themselves even when sin and death
entered the creation, is part of the goodness of God's creation.
Click here if you would like to hear Ian Taylor talk about this creation moment.
Here's another cute picture of Lacy.
Scripture of the week: Philippians 4:4-7
"Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
Saying of the week:
Man's way leads to hopeless end...
God's way leads to an endless hope.
Think about the Scripture of the week while you serve the Lord. :)
Warmly yours and eternally His, in the unbreakable and glorious bonds of Calvary,