Daily Devotional – February 6
Marine loggerhead turtles are found in all of the world’s oceans with the exception of the Arctic. They have the longest known migration route of any marine animal. For example, a little hatchling on the coast of Japan swims to its feeding area along the coast of California and back to the exact beach where it was hatched each year. Over its lifetime, it will migrate millions of miles!
It has been known for decades that loggerheads have a built-in “compass” in their heads that allow them to know their latitude; the equator is 0 degrees while the north or south pole is 90 degrees. When traveling north to south, the magnetic field will vary in intensity. Recently scientists were amazed to find that loggerheads can also detect longitude, traveling east or west. Longitude is very difficult to discern because earth’s magnetic field does not vary much east to west; only the angle of the magnetic pull changes and only to a very minute degree. Loggerheads were found to have not just a “compass” but a built-in “GPS” system detecting both the intensity and angle of the magnetic field. It took humans hundreds of years and a great deal of money to build instruments measuring longitude. Does ANYONE believe mankind’s GPS systems happened by accident and chance? Loggerheads have astounding migration abilities by using their GPS. And who is their GPS Maker? God Himself.
All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord….
~Psalm 145: 10
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett