[Originally published as Are Penguins Perfect? Can You be Made Perfect?]
Penguin Origins by Richard Gunther
A man who researched penguins for 13 years said, “Everything about the penguin is perfect!”
He pointed out just a few of the features which impressed him. One of the features was the shape of the penguin. It is shaped like a torpedo, which reduces drag when it swims.
The shape of the penguin means it can get maximum speed for minimum energy. It is also flexible, so it can make sharp turns when chasing food.
When airships are designed based on penguin shapes, they use 30% less fuel. Underwater tankers will probably have similar results. We may even see cars, trucks, and trains based on penguin shapes!
The shape of penguins is no accident. It is a deliberate design, and it reveals a little of the wisdom of the God who created it.
Did you read those words, “Everything about the penguin is perfect”?
This kind of thinking may extend all around—to flowers, birds, damselflies, fish, etc. I’m not sure what bird is atop the flowers, but it might be a red-billed fire finch. If you are a bird expert, please make a corrective comment if needed.
But if all is “perfect,” why do some people need to wear glasses? Because we’ve been degenerating ever since the fall. Animals are degenerating, too. That’s why we get concerned about extinctions.
So did God fail, botching things right at the beginning with our first parents? Certainly not. In fact, this is the best of all possible worlds! How so?
God created this world knowing that our first parents would disobey. If His adoptive-children were going to know His abject abhorrence of evil and His greatest manifestation of love, then recovery from sin would be essential. He did not force the fall, but it did provide Him with the opportunity to display His greatest love, i.e., sending His Son to the cross.
Evil and love met there, and love won. Proof. The empty tomb.
Are you trusting, Mr. Perfect? He can make you perfect.