from April 30 Our Daily Bread Collector’s Edition By David C. Egner
Let heaven and earth praise Him, the seas and everything that moves in them. Psalm 69:34
What animal is longer than 3 dump trucks, heavier than 110 Honda Civics, and has a heart the size of a Volkswagen Beetle? The answer is a blue whale. How much food does it take to sustain such an animal? Try 4 tons of krill a day – that’s 3 million calories! Even a baby blue whale can put away 100 gallons of milk every 24 hours. When a blue whale surfaces, it takes in the largest breath of air of any living thing on the planet. Its spray shoots higher into the air than the height of a telephone pole.
The hand of God gives life and breath to every creature; animals, birds, and fish all speak of His wisdom and power (Job 12:7-10). That is certainly true of the blue whale. Its enormous size and strength call for vast supplies of food – resources provided by the Lord when He created it.
Did the blue whale come into existence by chance? By some evolutionary quirk? No way!
All Creation is an outstretched finger pointing toward God.