Daily Devotional – June 27
Recently (2012) in Lianonig, China, the fossil of a dinosaur (Sinocalliopteryx gigas) was uncovered that was so well-preserved that even its stomach contents were identifiable. Its last meal must have been a Thanksgiving feast because researchers found not one, but three partially digested birds in its stomach. The birds were intact enough to identify them as pigeon-sized birds (Confuciusornis sancutus) with fully-formed characteristics of modern birds. The fact that this dinosaur had not one, but three partially digested birds in its stomach, indicates it was an active hunter. The report noted that the birds found in the dinosaur’s stomach were “capable of powered flight” with fullyformed feathers and beaks rather than teeth. But wait, haven’t we all been told that dinosaurs slowly turned into birds? The evolutionary story that dinosaurs evolved into birds has never been observed in the fossil record. We find either fully functional birds--complete with wings and feathers—or fully functional dinosaurs without wings or feathers. Dinosaurs evolving into birds? Not in this fossil find; the dinosaur was eating the birds! From a biblical perspective, this dinosaur was simply caught in a worldwide Flood, rapidly buried, fossilized, and dug up some 4400 years later to reveal its last meal - birds.
And God created… every winged fowl after his kind : and God saw that it was good.
~ Genesis 1:21 (emphasis added)