Daily Devotional – September 16
Some of the most interesting examples of design are found in animals that help each other survive (symbiosis). An example found in most tropical seas is between the blind shrimp and goby fish. The blind shrimp digs a hole and uses its front claws like a bulldozer to keep the entrance clear of debris. The blind shrimp, however, is blind. That’s where the goby fish comes in - it guards the entrance to the shrimp’s home. The blind shrimp always keeps a feeler (antenna) touching the fish. When danger approaches, the fish signals the shrimp with a flick of its tail and both dive into the hole.
Whenever you see a blind shrimp, there will always be goby fish nearby! The blind shrimp is protected from trouble while the goby fish is given a spot to hide. How does evolution explain this partnership? They say, “Since the partnership is useful it must have evolved.” This explains nothing about how these instincts could have evolved slowly over time. This type of partnership had to have been programmed into them from the beginning - by their Creator God.
I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.
~ Psalm 69:30
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett
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