Sometimes we miss the obvious. In our efforts to “prove” the existence of God, for example, we use metaphysical reasoning, mathematical logic, hilarious speculations, etc. etc. How about a look at the birds of the heavens?
“He created every winged bird according to its kind…God saw that it was good…and let the birds multiply on the earth.” Genesis 1:21, 22
“Hi, Golden Plover here! My brothers and sisters were just a few months old. We had hardly learnt to fly, when our parents left us. They had flown on to Hawaii [from Alaska]. We weren’t aware of that at the time. To tell the truth, we didn’t really care where they were. In fact, all we could think about was our appetite, and we ate ourselves silly…Now, I’m sure you want to know just why I ate so much. Quite simply, my Creator programmed me to. I needed this extra body-weight as fuel for the trip from Alaska to Hawaii. That’s about 4,500 kilometers [2,500 miles]! Yes, that’s right, you heard me, 4,500 kilometers! Not only that but I can’t stop once during the whole trip…I fly for 88 hours, that’s three days and four nights, over open water [Pacific Ocean] without a break. Scientists have worked out that we flap our wings about 250,000 times…God, the Lord, gave us a built-in automatic pilot…Our Creator pre-programmed us with the co-ordinates of the Hawaiian Islands, so that we have absolutely no trouble getting there!” Werner Gitt and Karl-Heinz Vanheiden, If Animals Could Talk, p. 106f
“Tiny songbird can fly the Atlantic, scientists confirm. Blackpoll warbler songbird, which weighs 4.2 ounces, can fly 1700 miles non-stop form New England to South America.”
Blackpoll warbler songbird, which weighs 4.2 ounces, can fly 1700 miles non-stop from New England to South America
For half a century, scientists have debated whether the birds fly non-stop over the ocean or take breaks on land to carry out this marathon flight.