I’m one of the earth’s many notable designs…
of a workmanship the Bible so clearly defines.
We birds first appeared in Genesis, chapter one–
just after God made the moon and the sun.
Creatures of the sea and winged birds of the sky,
He said were good and should multiply.
Cattle and other living things, trees for shade…
and man and woman, also, by Him were made.
So birds are just one kind of creativity to see,
fashioned by God, who caused all things to come to be.
And Jesus Christ spoke of us birds of the air…
Turn from Old Testament to New to read of Him there.
He said the Father in heaven wants more new creations
to come forth before Him from all of the nations.
He shared God’s requirement, telling women and men…
that because of their sin, they must be “born again.”
The way to the Father is through Him, God’s Son;
and there aren’t “many ways to God,” but there is only One.
Through Christ, there’s abundant life, for God is good–
and it’s His desire for people to live in loving brotherhood.
Owls are said to be wise, so here is my view…
I say, thoughts that deny God as Creator aren’t true.
Without looking to the Bible, some theories have been told;
but it’s the brilliance of God that caused the galaxies to unfold.
If you haven’t done much study, it’s time to give a “hoot,”
and explore the Holy Bible, which no man can refute.
Can God use an owl to tell the gospel story?
In a way, because all of creation speaks of His glory.
P. A. Oltrogge
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1: 1
“Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth’; and it was so. Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. So the evening and the morning were the fourth day.” Genesis 1:14-19
“Then God said, ‘Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.’ So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.’ So the evening and the morning were the fifth day.” Genesis 1:20-23 (and see all of Genesis 1)
“Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.” Genesis 2:1-3
“The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.” Psalm 19:1
“By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.” Psalm 33:6
“Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands.” Psalm 102:25
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’” John 14:6
“Then He said to His disciples, ‘Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds?’” Luke 12:22-25
“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.” Romans 1:20
“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
For “The Miracle of Creation,” a DVD by Cornerstone Television, send a check, requesting that title, made out to Cornerstone Network for $20 (covers shipping/handling) to: Origins, Cornerstone Network, 1 Signal Hill Drive, Wall, PA 15148 with your return address/phone number, or call 412-824-3930 to order by credit card.
The DVD features information provided by the following contributors:
Biomedical Genetics, Dr. Jeffrey Tomkins
Geology, Dr. Andrew Snelling
Computational Physics, Dr. John Baumgardner
Microbiology, Dr. Kevin Anderson
Cosmology, Dr. Danny Faulkner
Paleontology, Dr. Marcus Ross
Bible Genetics, Dr. Robert Carter
Intelligent Design, Dr. Paul Nelson
Other DVDs of the “Origins” regular programming can be explored at http://www.originstv.org where currently you can view a program on line about the butterfly, “Marvels of Our Creator,” part 3, and/or view more parts of that series, among other presentations.
Barred Owl and Butterfly photos/Unsplash