Daily Devotional – March 28
In November 1974, as a jumbo jet took off from the Nairobi airport, the plane shuddered violently, stalled, crashed to the ground and broke into pieces. The pilots had forgotten to deploy the slats on the leading edge of the wings that allow a plane to fly at much lower speeds without stalling. The development of this leading edge slat to help with landing and take offs has been a key factor in modern aviation. And guess what? Birds deploy such a wing slat on the front edge of their wings just as jumbo jets do! Large birds, like the steppe eagle, use this front slat (alula or bastard wing) to prevent them from stalling during landing. Such design did not happen by accident and chance, either in the jumbo jet or these large birds. Clearly, there is a Designer behind this “leading edge” technology.
They shall mount up with wings as eagles….
~ Isaiah 40:31
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett
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