Daily Devotional – November 17
Frogs go through metamorphosis from egg to tadpole to frog. They begin life in the water like a fish and later develop legs and lungs to live on land and water. This is an amazing body transformation; virtually every organ and body system is radically reworked in a specific order so that a tadpole can survive while it is turning into a frog. A tadpole gets oxygen from the water using gills; it changes to a frog that uses lungs to get oxygen from the air. A tadpole goes from having a tail to a frog with legs and no tail. The tadpole goes from living in the water to a frog living on both land and water. If evolution were true, how would a tadpole, a fish-like creature, mutate with both the ability and the desire to drop its tail, get legs, rid itself of gills and make lungs? Could genetic mistakes rework virtually everything in order to go from a tadpole to a frog? Remember that it is the frog and not the tadpole that makes babies.
If evolution says that the tadpoles evolved—well- -no babies. Frogs and their metamorphosis cry out design; the frog’s life cycle had to work all at once, or it would not have happened. Perhaps God chose this unique and fascinating method for a frog’s development so we would know He exists.
Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.
~ Psalm 119:68
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett
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