Daily Devotional – July 13
Did dinosaurs recently live in the Amazon? Vance Nelson, researcher/explorer, travels the world finding the untold secrets of planet Earth. On his latest expedition, he traveled to the Amazon River. In 1940, an American explorer traveled through this same region, and he reported that the indigenous people saw a strange creature that lived in the nearby river; the description fitting a sauropod dinosaur. Nelson hired a local, secular archeologist to guide him to the locations of rock art in the jungle.
One cave’s wall depicts a hunting scene with a large animal in the center surrounded by nine hunters with one of the hunters holding a raised spear. Obviously, these hunters were hunting a living creature; this creature had a long neck, small head, big body, and large tail. This is not a picture of a llama but of an animal very much like a longnecked, sauropod dinosaur. This indicates that the indigenous people saw and hunted dinosaurs very recently in the Amazon River Basin. This is one of the many untold secrets of planet Earth. It is not such a secret, after all, that dinosaurs and man lived together in the relatively recent past.
Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox. Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly. He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together. His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron. He is the chief of the ways of God:
~ Job 40:15-19a
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett
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