Daily Devotional – October 4
Every summer, paleontologist Philip Bell searches the riverbeds of a certain area in Alberta, Canada, looking for newly exposed fossils from the spring run-off. June of 2012 proved to provide a jackpot! On the riverbed cliff a hadrosaur (duck-billed dinosaur) with actual skin was exposed! Philip found not just an impression of skin, but actual dinosaur skin! The skin was glossy black but still contained pigment. Scientists are studying the skin’s melanosomes to determine the actual color.
Was this type of dinosaur grey, green or orange? The bigger question is, “How could dinosaur skin have lasted for some 65 million years?” Shouldn’t it have been totally decomposed? Since when does skin last 65 million years!? If we put on our biblical glasses, we can see how such dinosaur skin can still exist. Dinosaurs were caught and buried quickly in the Flood of Noah only about 4400 years ago. Real dinosaur skin shouts the Genesis Flood!
Behold now behemoth…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.
~ Job 40:15a, 16-18
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett
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