I had the pleasure this morning of going out for a walk with Nunsy down at the mouth of the River Lossie, enjoying wandering along watching the wildlife on the water.
I commented that I hadn’t seen an osprey this year yet, and seconds later one came into view.
I have to tell you that the osprey is one of my favourite birds; it is majestic and powerful, and how it migrates between Scotland and Africa is amazing to me.
The osprey is a wonder of engineering, the way it can fly, hover and dive, coming back up with a fish.
Then on the way home we were driving past a field of potatoes and I though what a marvel of nature this humble plant is.
I said so to Nunsy and I think she thought I had gone mad!
But a potato plant can do what man cannot do; it can take water and carbon dioxide, and using energy from sunlight make its own food (and ours) through the process of photosynthesis.
Have you ever sat down and thought about the process of photosynthesis?
It is absolutely amazing and mind blowing!
Only an infinitely intelligent Creator God could come up with photosynthesis; it could never evolve.
Photosynthesis requires multiple chemical pathways and electron transport chains, numerous proteins and other chemical compounds and various different cell structures.
For photosynthesis to occur these all need to be in place and all working; how could this process and other processes such as respiration evolve from nothing?
They are processes that only work in their entirety; remove one protein or cell structure and the whole process falls apart.
Ospreys and potatoes are both marvels of creation, created by God through Jesus (Colossians 1 v 16 and Hebrews 1 v 2).
In their own way they are both marvelous and amazing, both awesome, displaying the wonderful creative power of our Living and Loving God.
Yes, even the humble potato plant screams out that there is a God!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your wonderful creation and thank you that you created me”.
Colossians 1 v 16…..For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: and all things were created by him, and for him