Daily Devotional – March 3
Have you ever thought about how a honeybee communicates to the rest of the colony where the new source of nectar is? She does a dance! If the food source is near, she just dances in a circle. If the food source is over 100 yards away, she does the “waggle” dance, which is like a figure eight. The center of the “waggle” reveals the direction and distance to the flower. The bee uses the sun as a reference point to signal the direction to the flower from the hive. If the flower is toward the sun, the bee “waggles” up the vertical comb. If it is away from the sun, it “waggles” down the comb. If it is 60 degrees to the east of the sun, it will “waggle” at a 60 degree angle and so forth. The type of “waggle” is either fast or slow that communicates the distance and quality of the nectar. The dance is a complex but efficient form of communication.
Evolutionists believe that this dance came about slowly over a long period of time. Really? If only one bee came up with the idea and the others did not understand, the result would be no nectar gained. If this dance slowly evolved, how would all the bee ancestors have survived? If they survived without this complicated dance, why would they need to invent the dance? God programmed within the honeybee this unique form of communication. The honeybee’s communication style is so precise and complex that it shouts design! And God is that Designer!
O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. For the Lord most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.
~ Psalm 47:1-2
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett
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