Children's Bible Ministry of Connecticut, USA

Vultures

j0144382.jpg (27844 bytes)The swineherd has a wise theory. All herds and flocks lie down together at one time to rest. When a vulture sees an animal lying alone and apart he is bound to notice it. He marks it, and waits, and watches.

vulture.jpg (1620 bytes)The next day the animal is still there, so he circles a little lower looking for the slightest movement. He continues to circle. It takes him about two days, at least, to confirm death. (The other vultures notice his an02395_.wmf (14322 bytes)behavior and every time he falls they move over a little in the sky.) Then he falls quickly landing a little distance from the corpse. He hops close, stretches forward, pecks the corpse and leaps back still looking for movement. Then he throws himself on the body.

vulture.jpg (1620 bytes)vulture.jpg (1620 bytes)Presently a hundred other vultures join him for the beginning of this cleanup operation. This job done, the Egyptian vultures vulture.jpg (1620 bytes)come with long and delicate beaks, getting into the skull and large joints which the first vultures could not get at. Finally comes the great solitary, bearded vulture, the fierce lammergeier. He takes the largest bones in his claws, carries vulture.wmf (6168 bytes)them high, and drops them on the rocks. Then he swoops down and rakes out the marrow. After his work is done, nothing will remain except an empty skull and some small bones, which the ants and carrion beetles will pick and polish.

What a cleanup operation! Imagine how littered with corpses our earth would be were it not for the vultures and bacteria and other corpse-eating organisms that break down these bodies and return their elements to the earth for reuse. God has designed cycle after cycle, working together to clean and replenish the earth. Each animal works in its turn, some waiting until the animal just before it has done its part, then jumping in to work for the organisms that will follow.

The evolutionist says it is all pure chance, accident, luck! But, how can such order and arrangement come from disorder? How can such a dependent and interdependent setup appear by accident? No, it takes an all wise, all powerful God to plan such a work and to work such a plan.

Romans chapter one says that God is angry with those who know the truth that there is such a God by watching His creation and who turn away from this truth. The Bible says that God turns away from such people and gives them up "because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened" (Romans 1:21). Why not read Romans chapter one in the New Testament.

How is it with you? Does the created universe and its orderly arrangement stir you to want to know God? Do you recognize Him as God? Are you thankful? To those who seek Him, God gives this promise: "And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart. And I will be found of you" (Jeremiah 29:13-14).

"Seek ye the LORD while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon." (Isaiah 55:6)

"Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else." (Isaiah 45:22)


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