|Today’s Scripture: 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. Genesis 1:21|
Have you ever watched a bird in flight and wondered what it would be like to soar above the clouds? How incredible it would be to have the ability to take flight and see the world from the skies! It looks effortless, but, as we humans know, it is anything but easy. For hundreds of years, we have been working on acquiring the ability to fly. In cumbersome, metal objects we travel through the clouds. Guided by man-made compasses and a host of other technological implements, we claim that we have achieved flight. In reality, we are so far behind the birds it is a wonder that anyone could state that we are evolving – considering that without mechanical help, we have not even caught up to the ease of a seagull.
Let’s take a look at the facts. The structure of a feather alone is proof that birds must have an incredible creator. “…Feathers must be designed to give the bird ‘lift’ by causing the air on the top surface to flow faster then the air on the bottom surface, so that air pressure is lowered above the wing (the Bernoulli Effect). To achieve this, flight feathers are asymmetric, with the smaller vane on the leading edge in direct contact with the air during flight. The ‘sophisticated aerodynamic principles in the design of the bird’s wing’ include a mechanism that reduces the adverse effect of turbulence-a major cause of airplane crashes. Specially designed slots in the bird’s airfoil cause part of the air stream to smooth out the airflow, an innovation imitated by aero engineers in modern airplanes by designing small subsidiary airfoils in the wing. The bird also can vary its wing shape and flow traits to facilitate take off, flight control, and landing…” (You can read the remainder of this content at answersingenesis.org.)
If we don’t look at an I-phone® and think that it happened by accident, then why do we look at ourselves or at creation and allow people to say that it occurred by chance? Whose life could you change today by sharing the fact that evolution can be knocked over with a feather? Do you have enough faith and courage to stand on the truth or are you going to be extinguished by the ever-evolving lie?
Whether you are in the drive-through line at the coffee shop or speaking with a grandchild that attends public school, now is the time to face the world’s pressure with your God-given purpose. Nothing about us is an accident. We are here on this planet to spread the word that God created us and sent His son to die to save us from our sin. What will you do today to expose that evolution just won’t fly?
Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.