Much can be taught, or learned, just about anywhere. One of last week’s posts was a good example. The way Jesus taught is another example. You may recall a fig tree He and His disciples passed and how He used that tree to teach them (Matthew 21:19 ff, also see Mark 11). Lessons are all around us if we have eyes to see and ears to hear.
This backyard lesson comes from Debbie’s love of birds. We were getting a lazy start to a Saturday morning. We were watching birds from the back porch and enjoying our morning coffee. There were several Indigo Buntings on the feeders so she picked up her phone and did a web search on the Indigo Bunting. What she found was amazing all by itself. It registered with me because we have been teaching Genesis in the Mathes Pastor Training School this Spring. The Indigo Bunting makes one of my points. Rest assured this will be part of our teaching next week in La Romana.
The Indigo Bunting migrates at night. That’s a little unusual for birds. They navigate by star positions. We all know that stars move through the night sky. This bird can compensate for the movement of the stars. They migrate in almost straight lines north and south from the eastern U.S. to the northern parts of South America.
Why is that amazing? If God didn’t create that bird, and allow it to reproduce “after its kind” as Scripture says, how in the world did that kind of specialized ability come about? A bird’s brain isn’t big to start with! Ever heard of a ‘bird brained’ idea? It’s much easier to believe Creator God made that bird and endowed that tiny little brain with its unusual ability than to believe it was the result of reproductive ‘accidents’ over eons of time. About those eyes to see? There are none so blind as those that will not see!
Tomorrow, there will be another lesson from someone else’s backyard. It’s really cool, too!
Soli Deo Gloria!
Learn a little more at: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Indigo_Bunting/lifehistory