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Discover the Book - September 5

  • 2020 Sep 05

Heavens Declare

God has written His Creative signature across this world. The Heavens and the Earth are crying out in testimony to HIM. Today, I want you to check out the signature of God across our world. If you look closely with me you will see that there is no way that this world could have come into existence in any way but by the finger of God.

What do I mean? Just for starters, look at just one of the disciplines of science ORNITHOLOGY. The study of birds is an evolutionary quandary. Did they evolve first or second in the rise of animals? The absolutely unique way they adapt to the air as "flying wedges" that swim through the air as effortlessly as fish fly through the sea is almost unbelievable. But for just a moment indulge me in listening to the Designer dependent creatures we call birds. Birds cry out the need for an Intelligent Designer, and cry against chance.

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."

First among the awesome fingerprints of God upon birds are their shapes and forms. When Jesus drew the attention of His listeners to the sparrows He was pointing at Himself. For even the lowliest or most common of the bird family are more advanced aerodynamically than our fiercest and most advanced, fighter warplanes. A bird has been well described by scientists as a "living wedge".  If you could sail alongside a bird in flight and noticed its form as it flew you would be witnessing from beak to the last tail feather, an absolute study in complete streamlining. In all the world of biology no creature is more perfectly equipped to resist the laws of gravity than birds. A bird can float through the air like the down of a milkweed pod and yet weigh in at as much as twenty pounds! How? Consider that nearly every part of a bird's framework, anatomy, and even some quills are hollow and air filled. A bird has a much higher body temperature than the mammals and so this trapped air is heated and much like the power of the hot air balloons that float around the skies from time to time, the bird with air trapped at a higher than atmospheric point is buoyant!

Now think of water birds that can float atop water like oil because of this hollow air filled design. How can they sink to the bottom and feed off the materials they need for life? There is probably no more vivid signature of God upon any bird than there is upon the bird ideally fitted to live by Pacific mountain streams. May I introduce you today to the Pacific Ouzel.

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