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Today's Creation Moment

Those Noisy Ants
Ephesians 4:29
"Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers."
Scientists have long known that some ants communicate with one another using vibrations. They also know that these ants pick up vibrations through ears that are located in their knees. Ants in four...

A Frog's Creative Broadcasting Solution

1 Corinthians 14:33
"For God is not [the author] of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints."

If you live in a large city, especially one that is surrounded by other large cities, you know that the radio dial can become very crowded. To prevent the radio dial from turning into incomprehensible gibberish, radio stations are assigned a frequency on which to operate.

Sinusoidal waves of various frequenciesThis orderly arrangement is also found among many animals. Male birds will often stake out a territory so that their mating call does not interfere with other males of their kind. Frogs too, have mating calls, but often many species of frogs are found in the same swamp. They avoid interfering with each other by each using a unique frequency for their calls. Otherwise, no one's call could be clearly understood. This orderly arrangement is evidence enough of the Creator's hand.

But there are two South American frogs, often found in the same locations, which use the same frequency. How can they do that? One frog calls only above water while the other frog uses his call only under water. Since the surface of the water is an effective barrier for sound, neither call interferes with the other.

Frogs could have never gotten together and agreed on limiting themselves to unique frequencies. What should be clear, especially in our technological age, is that the Creator Himself set up this arrangement for the good of everyone.

Dear Lord, You know the value of order in our lives. Sin produces chaos and disorder and makes life difficult. Fill my life with Your order through the instruction of Your Holy Word and replace the chaos caused by foolishness with Your orderly instruction and help. Amen.
Illustration: Sinusoidal waves of various frequencies; the bottom waves have higher frequencies than those above. The horizontal axis represents time.