How Do They Know?


We are moved into our new (to us) home, and I am enjoying the screened-in porch for my morning devotions. Just a few minutes ago, I was serenaded by a group of geese flying nearby, presumably heading south for the winter. The seasons are changing, but winter is still several months away. What tells them it’s time to fly to warmer temperatures? How do they know?

I am reminded of the beautiful pictures of monarch butterflies that make a yearly migration to central and southern California, and salmon that return to their spawning grounds to lay eggs and then die. What inner clock or map aids these creatures in their “circle of life?”

I believe all these examples point to a Creator Who instilled these actions into His creation to sustain life. How could we doubt that He cares for us as well? He does promise to care and provide for us (Matthew 6:25-33).

The Bible also tells us to look into the night sky and consider the vastness of all things and the greatness of our God. Those of us who love the beauty of this world – the mountains, seashore, and all forms of animal life – must remember to worship our Creator and not just the creation.

One of my favorite choral songs is “The Majesty and Glory of Your Name.” I’ve included it below. Join me as I worship and thank my Heavenly Father for all the good things in my life. I know He has blessed you as well.

One thought on “How Do They Know?

    I agree.
    That built-in natural homing device from the One True Creator is nothing less than ASTOUNDING.
    Creation and the Circle of Life is honorably Amazing, but give me the CREATOR, over the created any day.

    Thanks so much for sharing.


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