Daily Devotional – February 3
The giant silk moth can have a wing area of over 60 square inches with a tail over 8 inches long. Cleaning this insect off your windshield just might empty your washer fluid! Yet every portion of the wings and tail is covered with intricately-designed scales, which produce beautiful iridescent patterns. But why are they so beautiful? The Christian perspective is that their beauty reflects the character of their Maker. The evolutionary perspective is that they are simply a product of chance. Which perspective is correct?
Those working to explain all of life without God make up stories to explain why butterflies are so beautiful. They say the gorgeous colors exist to draw mates or camouflage the insects from predators. Yet the brilliant coloration does the opposite of hiding the insects. The 1500 known species of the giant silk moth fly only at night when the brilliant coloration cannot be seen. Why would a moth with “eyespots” need these spots when it only comes out at night?
Butterflies and moths confound those who wish to believe God does not exist. Not only do both kinds of flying insects transform themselves from a leaf-chewing, land-bound caterpillar into a nectar-sucking, flying wonder, but each can be breathtaking in its beauty. Neither the origin of this flying insect, nor the explanation for its beauty, can be explained by evolution; it is only by looking at God that we find the answer. He is the master Creator of beauty – all-knowing and all-powerful!
He hath made everything beautiful in his time….
~ Ecclesiastes 3:11