GOD’S WORD FOR MAY 7
GOD’S WORD FOR MAY 7 ~ ~ Psalm 9:1 ~ ~ “I will praise You O Lord with my whole heart. I will show forth all your marvelous works.”
Lungfish have been proposed as a link between sea and land animals because they have the ability to survive for long periods out of water. There are many varieties of lungfish found in Australia, Africa, and South America. In Australia they live in quiet pools of water which become stagnant in summer. Because there isn’t much oxygen dissolved in that water, these fish need lungs to breathe air, just as we do.
Lungfish in South America live in swamps which often dry up during the dry season. They spend the dry season resting in burrows. The African lungfish also spends the dry season burrowed in the mud, but it builds a breathing tube through the mud to allow air to reach it.
Lungfish are not fish in the process of evolving into land animals, they are simply animals designed to survive for periods of time outside of water. They lack critical biological features such as bones and muscles for movement on land. This makes it impossible for them to ever become anything other than a fish. Furthermore, the lungfish we find living today are exactly the same as those which are found in the fossil record There is absolutely no evidence that a lungfish has ever been, or ever will be, anything other than a lungfish.
Lord, thank You that You made everything perfectly the way You wanted it that first week of Creation.
Help us to be constantly reminded of that, and rest in Your perfect will for all things. In the wonderful name of Jesus our Lord, amen.