Bees! Amazing Evidence for a Creator

How many times have you been outside when you heard a familiar sound: Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz! Chances are there was a bee nearby. Even though they sometimes send people screaming, these amazing creatures are evidence for a Designer. Now let me tell you what I love about bees to help you see the beautiful design God placed on this earth.

First of all, when the bees return from foraging, they do a “waggle dance.” This is an accurate form of communication which allows the bees to tell the hive where nectar is. The dance works in a figure eight patternBuzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, with the bees doing a waggle run, which is the section in the middle of the eight where the bees run forward and start waggling. The distance from the hive is conveyed by how long the bees do their waggle run. The direction in which the bees do their waggle run is relative to the sun. For example, if the nectar is in the same direction as the sun, the bee runs straight up the hive. Each degree turned to the left or right represents one degree to the left or right of the sun. Amazingly, bees who have been in the hive for long enough after their foraging that the sun has moved are able to determine where the nectar is relative to the new position of the sun and change their waggle dance! [1] Personally, I have trouble believing such a precise method of communication could come from evolution and a big explosion.

Second, speaking of evolution, the bee’s mutual relationship with flowers causes a problem for evolution. Thirty percent of the world’s crops and ninety percent of wild plants are pollinated by bees.[2] Without bees, the world’s flowering plants would die off. However, bees depend on flowers’ nectar to make honey. Without flowering plants, the world’s bees would die off. Do you see the problem? If flowers evolved before bees, as the evolutionary theory suggests, the plants would die without bees to pollinate them. If bees evolved before flowers, then the bees would die without any honey to eat. The only option is that an intelligent designer created them both, and close to the same time.

May the force bee with you.

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Finally, we hit the topic of the mysterious flight of bees. For many years, how they flew was unexplained by science, but it turns out that bees do not fly by flapping their wings up and down. Instead, they move their wings in a circle back and forth, and they have to do it 180 times a second.[3]This creates a vortex over each of their wings, and since that vortex is a low pressure area, the bee is pulled upwards.[4] This creates enough lift to get the bee off of the ground. If the answer to this question eluded scientists for many years, how could it be brought about by an explosion?

With their intricate waggle dance, the bees communicate with their hive and give us evidence for God. Their mutual relationship with flowering plants is an interesting obstacle to evolution. Their perplexing method of flight is proclaiming our Lord. Bees are a little marvel of our world, and great evidence for our Creator.

Written by Laura Anne Ling, age 12.


Dead Chickens Provide Evidence for Flood

My brother got the 2016 National Geographic Almanac for Christmas. One night, I decided to read it. There was nothing that grabbed my attention-until I hit a page on dinosaur myths. One of the sections discussed the “death pose”. People once believed that dinosaurs found with their heads swung back and tail stretched forward died in agony.

But some scientists wondered if the dinosaurs found in the death pose were underwater when they died. To test the theory,chicken they put dead chickens in buckets of water. The results? Chickens underwater went into the death pose almost immediately.

Now consider that the pose is common in two-legged dinosaurs. Because many dinosaurs have been found all over the world in the death pose, it would be appropriate to assume that many dinosaurs died underwater. Several museums around the world have dinosaurs that died in a “local” flood.

Think about it:

  • The death pose is common in two-legged dinosaurs.
  • Dinosaurs found in the death pose died underwater.
  • Dinosaurs that died because of flooding are found all over the world.

Because of this, we can assume that a flood occurred that hit the whole planet. Now the question is: What flood could possibly be that bad? While some people may struggle to provide an answer, creationists know.

Genesis 7:17 Then the flood came upon the earth for forty days, and the water increased and lifted up the ark, so that it rose above the earth.
Genesis7:21-22 And all flesh that moved on the earth perished, birds and cattle and beasts and every swarming thing that swarms upon the earth, and all mankind; of all that was on the dry land, all in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, died.

It’s somewhat strange how some things provide evidence for Christianity. Drowning dinosaurs and dead chickens proclaim God’s word in subtle ways, but they’re there all the same. No matter how much evolution tries to discount the evidence for Christianity, that evidence will always be there. It just all depends on how you think about it. What may seem like a minor detail may actually be evidence for God.

Written by Laura Anne Ling, age 11.


Our Spiritual Closet

Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
But do we keep Christ on?
Some people change their attitudes like they change their clothes. They put on their Christian selves on Sunday morning and take them off when they leave church. Put on dishonesty Wednesday morning and take it off Wednesday night.
Our heart is like our closet for our attitudes. We had many different outfits for different occasions. But when we put on Christ, we realize we don’t have room for the other things. So now we have three choices. We can either drop Christ and walk away, try to shove him in with our other attitudes, or clean out the closet and give our hearts totally to Christ.
How many times do we say “I’m a Christian” and have to open our spiritual closet to prove it? How many times have we said that while dressed in sin?
When we become Christians, we give ourselves to God. There is no room for us.
In the parable of the wedding feast, the king throws open the gates to the banquet. Anyone can come. But the man with no wedding clothes was thrown out. Our lives as Christians are similar.
By the grace of God, we can enter heaven. Anyone can come to Christ. But we have to have a Christian attitude. We can’t waltz into heaven dressed in sin.
Once, we had unstained spirits. But sin stained them and left us with no hope of heaven. Jesus died so his blood could buy us hope for heaven. God gives us our hope. We don’t earn it.
All we do is put it on.

 

 

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Laura Anne is my 11-year-old daughter.

 She wrote this after returning home from her baptism into Christ.