Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Along Came A Spider

The other night while walking my dogs, I spotted a spiderweb blocking half of my deck stairs. I leaned in closer with my flashlight and was amazed at the intricacy of the web. I've studied webs before, but for some reason it stuck out to me this time how amazing a tiny little insect, no larger than my thumb, could create something so amazing. I marveled at the unique gift God gave spiders to be able to craft something so symmetrical and unique in such a short amount of time.

It made me wonder how anyone could consider the earth and all its creatures and come to the conclusion it all happened by chance. Think about these few facts about spiders and their webs courtesy of our friend Wikipedia:
  • Most spiders have three pairs of spinnerets, each having its own function -- Each gland produces a thread for a special purpose – for example a trailed safety line, sticky silk for trapping prey or fine silk for wrapping it.
  • During the process of making an orb web, the spider will use its own body for measurements.

"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse." Romans 1: 20

1 comment:

Eileen Astels Watson said...

I know, I just don't get it. So many amazing somethings don't come from nothing or simply by chance!

They're all in denial if that's the path they choose.