Creation by Design

Jayme Durant : ICR

Take a quick look at the hummingbird pictured below. This tiny bird’s wings beat from 50 to 80 times per second—a testimony to God’s incredible design, caught in a split-second of time. In real time, we only see a blur as this remarkable creature darts about too fast for us to fully catch its exquisitely engineered performance.

When you look at the world around you, do you ever wonder about the things that are happening just beyond the boundaries of what you can see, hear, and touch? How much of God’s workmanship do we miss? What do we take for granted?

This month, ICR zoologist Frank Sherwin pulls back the curtain to reveal just some of the hummingbird’s elegantly intricate capabilities. Mr. Sherwin points out in “Hummingbirds by Design” that when a hummingbird draws nectar from a flower, we can marvel at how both bird and plant were crafted for each other. The Creator carefully constructed the flower in just the right way to feed the tiny creature: “These flowers seem uniquely designed to accommodate a hummingbird’s beak and tongue….God designed the hummingbird’s bill and tongue to drink nectar from flowers many insects wouldn’t be able to access.” Mr. Sherwin also highlights the sophisticated design of the hummingbird’s metabolism, vision, and vocalization. Every part of this tiny bird points to the genius of Christ.

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