Did You Know?

Did you know that we understand less about the oceans of the world than we do about the moon? The oceans are so vast and so deep in many places and so full of creatures that new discoveries are made all the time.

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(Leafy Seahorse Photo by Ed Bierman)

As technology improves, submarines are diving deeper and cameras are getting more detailed video exposing creatures and habits we’ve never seen until now. From tiny crustaceans to great white sharks, we can see the never ending care and creativity of our Creator God.   And it’s a lot of fun to see all those cool things too!


Bats Aren’t Batty

Maybe at some point you’ve heard someone say, “I’m going absolutely batty” or “she’s as crazy as a fruit bat”. Both of these comments are meant to imply that the person being talked about is a acting crazy, or that they’re frazzled. The comparison is based on a notion that bats act crazy or frazzled. Bats Arent Battyphoto © 2010 Tambako The Jaguar | more info (via: Wylio)

People might get that idea because bats seem to fly in haphazard patterns, darting and dashing across the sky, especially when they’re chasing down bugs for a meal. However, science is learning that isn’t the case at all.

Recently, scientists have figured out that many bat species make adjustments in flight quickly and precisely because of the tiny hairs on their wings. They’ve discovered that this hair and attached nerves send signals that help the bat understand how the air around them is effecting their flight. This is similar to some of the gauges that pilots have on planes.

Think about that for a minute. It is no simple task to design an airplane so that it stays in the sky and flies safely, yet a bat does this naturally and precisely unless it’s hair becomes damaged. Do you think it was just by luck that the hairs lined up just perfectly and that the nerves connected to the brain in the right way? Of course not, Creator God knew what would help bats fly and gave it to them. God cared about what He made down to the finest detail. And He still does to this day.

The next time you see a bat: Remember how important the tiny hairs are on its wings, and how our loving God cares about such small details in all of His creation- including us!

How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Psalm 104:24  (NIV)


A Little Green Inspiration

In addition to being Good Friday, April 22nd is also Earth Day. This is a great thing as the recognition of Earth Day has done a lot to help environmental causes over the years.

This year, I also read about a group that’s promoting “God Made Earth Day” which I thought was pretty cool. You can find them online if you wish.
 A Little Green Inspirationphoto © 2011 Wistful ~ | more info (via: Wylio)

As you go about your day, I hope you’ll take a couple of minutes to consider how amazing our Earth truly is. From the vastness of the sky or mountains, to the shimmering wings of a tiny butterfly, everything declares the glory of our Creator God. A God who loved us enough despite our sin, to send His son to suffer and die in our place, giving us the promise of eternal life in a place even more spectacular than here.

It is a Good Friday indeed.