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Today's Creation Moment

Nov
26
The Creator's Gift of Intelligence
Psalm 111:10
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever."
In many of our Creation Moments programs, we have shown that animal intelligence is not a result of evolution but God's gift to His creatures. While animals are limited to a much smaller area of...
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Three Million Children!

1 Peter 5:6-7
"Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."

There are five known groups of orchids that throw their pollen. These flowers are designed with mechanical flower structures that work as triggers. Some types use a bee's back to trigger the pollen discharge. Another uses, yes, the bee's knees.

The Catasetum orchid produces a few male flowers that have a strong scent that attracts a male Three Million Childrenbee. When the bee lands and trips the pollen trigger, it is showered with that flower's entire hope for the next generation. Then the flower stops producing any scent and begins to wither and die. Now it's up to the bee to find a female flower for the pollen.

It's not easy for the bee to find a female flower because the Catasetum orchid produces even fewer females than males. But the female flower has an even stronger scent than the male, and it lives longer. If the bee finds a female flower, the future of this orchid is bright because the fruit that results produces three million seeds! That's as if nearly half the population of New York City had the same mother and father!

Because the designs of the Creator are carried out amid such beauty and with such careful planning, evolutionists often talk about evolution as if it were a living being. However, the truth is clear. God is not merely a distant God up in His heaven. Think of it for a moment. If He is so concerned about such detail even among plants and insects, how much more concerned is He about the details of our lives!

Prayer: 
I thank you, dear Father, that part of Your greatness is that You are not too great to give personal care to all of Your creatures. Help me to remember this when events make You seem distant. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
Notes: 
Batten, Mary. 1983. "Sex & plants." Science Digest, Oct. p. 61. Photo courtesy of Larsen Twin Orchids.