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Today's Creation Moment

Apr
25
For the Sheer Joy of Variety!
Isaiah 45:9
“Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or...
Did you ever try to plan all the details of a simple project? How many plans do you think the Lord had to make when He created living things? A billion? A billion times a billion? We all know that it...
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Lacewing Magic

Exodus 8:19
Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, This is the finger of God... But Pharaoh's heart grew hard, and he did not heed them, just as the LORD had said.

The relationship between the beaded lacewing larvae and the California termite poses a real problem for those who believe there is no Creator.

The lacewing larvae enter termite nests in order to finish their growth cycle. Later, they leave as adults. The problem is, termites are often still at home when the larvae enter the nest. The termites, 30 times the size of the larvae, pose a serious threat to the larvae. But if you watch the larvae enter the nest, they wave their abdomen to an approaching termite and the targeted termite immediately falls over. Upon further study, scientists have learned that the tiny larva releases a chemical that totally paralyzes the termite. Studies have also shown that the chemical works only on this particular species of termite.

The evolutionary explanation is that for millions of years lacewing larvae crawled up to every sort of insect madly waving their abdomens at them – and were promptly eaten! One wonders how the larvae survived at all and why it was that their chemical protection just happened to work on those termites that made nice safe tunnels for them to grow in.

To believe that the lacewing's defense developed just by chance is nothing more than blind faith. It's not science. And it is a very opposite kind of faith from those who believe in a Creator!

Prayer: 
Dear Father, Your fingerprints can be seen everywhere in the creation. Give me keener sight so that I may see more of Your workmanship, and so be led to praise You more. In Jesus' Name. Amen.