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Flying High

You can see the plane wing, clouds, and a few geologic features. Photo copyright Sara J. Bruegel, 2014

The airplane lurched forward as we suddenly sped up on the runway for takeoff. I watched out the window as we ascended high in the sky and my familiar city shrank into patches of green and brown, dotted with tiny lights. Seeing my home from a birds-eye view like this always reminds me of what a frail, finite being I am in God’s beautifully vast creation.

I’m glad God created birds to inspire us to fly and get outside of our own little world. However, evolutionists typically say that birds have evolved from dinosaurs. There are three basic types of dinosaurs: Sauropods (those heavy footed, long neck “behemoths”), Theropods (the dinosaurs that walk on two legs and have short “arms” like t-rex), and Ornithischians (those odd balls with horns and plates and other strange features like triceratops or stegosaurus). The word “Ornithischian” actually means bird-hipped lizzard. Can you guess which of these three types of dinosaurs evolutionists say birds evolved from?

Nope – it’s not the Ornithischians (the ones with hips like a bird). Evolutionists say that Theropods like t-rex evolved into our modern blue-jays, chickens, and hummingbirds. And no, that does not make any sense, but the whole idea of birds evolving from dinosaurs is pretty silly. Bird feathers form incredibly complex, interlocking system. They grow and molt in specific, balanced patterns and must be maintained with oil from the bird’s preening gland.

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There’s no way feathers could have evolved from simple scales – rather, both the dinosaurs and the birds were created by God to fill their purpose. God created birds not only to be highly functional in flying, but also to be gracefully beautiful (although there are a few that I think He created to make us laugh a little). I feel tiny and insignificant any time I fly in a plane or helicopter, yet it is to us that God sent His Son to resscue.

“Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And one of them shall not fallon the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not, ye are of more value than many sparrows.” ~ Matthew 10:29-31

Copyright Sara J. Bruegel, 2014.  Used with permission.

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Written by Sara J. Mikkelson

Sara J. Mikkelson (Bruegel) is a young woman dedicated to bringing glory to God in all that she does. Her focus is creation science children’s ministry, reaching kids with truth and hope that comes from the Word of God. Sara has an associate of science degree in geology, graduating Phi Theta Kappa with honors. She is administrator of the Creation Club. Sara and her husband David both work at David Rives Ministires

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