PLANNED IN ADVANCE!
Good day all you fine people! How are you doing this week? I had a chance to travel and visit family—about half way to the Salton Sea. We had such a good and blessed time. I loved it!
The Salton Sea is an amazing place, very similar to the Dead sea in Israel. It is an astounding concept that anything can live in such salty conditions. Yet there is life there. So how do animals live in such a harsh environment. Did animals evolve to be able to bare such conditions? It is pretty obvious they didn’t…they would have died out long before they could adapt.
However, if it had been planned in advance and certain
animals that were created had such adaptations tucked away in their DNA, it could easily have been passed down through generations until it was needed.
|Black-tailed gull of Russia, the grooves in its bill are clearly visible.|
Here is an amazing article written by David Menton PhD, from Answers in Genesis’ Answers magazine, Vol. 11 No. 1, 2016. It is entitled Salt Removal On Demand:
“On Day Five of Creation Week, God created the birds and all creatures that live in the water. While some of these creatures live only in freshwater and others live only in saltwater, some creatures, including many birds, are able to live (and drink) in both freshwater andmarine environments. Since about 97% of the earth’s water is saltwater, the ability to drink seawater presents a big advantage, but also a big challenge.
Seawater has about three times more salt than is found in the blood and other body fluids of most land-dwelling vertebrates. If any of these creatures are to survive drinking seawater, they must somehow rid themselves of excess salt.
“The excretion of salt is one of the main jobs of the kidney,
|Mongolicus gull of Korea|
“Salt glands are present in at least 10 of the 27 living orders of birds, but functional salt-secreting glands are generally restricted to orders containing species that inhabit marine environments. The remarkable thing is that some birds that generally live on freshwater are capable of quickly adapting to live on seawater by developing salt glands. To some this might seem like “fast evolution,” but God has provided them with access to the amazing salt gland, which lies dormant until needed.
“For example, a mallard duck (found throughout North America, Europe, and Asia) living on freshwater ponds and lakes is capable of adapting in a matter of a few days to survive on seawater, permitting it to live in a coastal marine
|Male Mallard duck at edge of freshwater lake|
Even in unexpected ways we find marvelous evidence of God’s providential care for birds. God’s Word reminds us that not a single sparrow will fall to the ground apart from our heavenly Father’s will—so don’t be afraid when challenges come your way. You are worth more than many sparrows (Mathew 10:29-31)”.
This is another fingerprint of God. May whoever reads this allow Jesus to touch their hearts and draw closer to Him, the one who loves you so much He died so you can have eternal life in heaven.
God bless and take care,
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