Just a few days in the past I shared concerning the true origins of flight. I discussed that every one nice and clever innovations come from God. This triggered an fascinating mental dialogue in my aviation community of pals and a brand new challenge was raised. My pals and I went on to speak about how trendy airplanes use refined GPS (International Positioning Techniques) to navigate to their locations. A pilot simply applications the GPS receiver within the airplane and it’ll calculate correct method factors to the vacation spot. In a couple of seconds it computes the time it should take you to succeed in your vacation spot and also can inform you your actual place on the display screen. Are you able to think about the complexity of the arithmetic behind the GPS?
Though it was initially developed for army use by its inventors, Professors Bradford Parkinson and Ivan Getting within the late 1960s, the GPS was later made accessible to the general public, turning into absolutely operational in 1996. However was it the primary computerized navigation system? That is the query I requested my pals and I ask you an identical. Give it some thought. None of my pals may reply that query.
Anyway to chop the story quick, are you aware that the Prophets Jeremiah and Isaiah foresaw the marvel of the GPS over 2500 years in the past? Really, are you aware that God programmed animals with a system that’s extra sophisticated than a GPS, hundreds of thousands of years earlier than Professors Bradford Parkinson and Ivan Getting 'found' the GPS?
Jeremiah 8: 7 says “Really, the stork within the heavens is aware of her fastened occasions; the dove and the swallow and the crane preserve to the occasions of their coming; however my individuals don’t have any data of the legislation of the Lord”
Whereas our computerized navigation units could rely completely on satellites, many animals appear to have the ability to use varied navigation strategies – from observing landmarks and the solar to detect magnetic fields, distinctive smells and even sounds. That is what the Prophet mentions when he’s speaking concerning the migrating stork within the previous verse. Isn't God the creator wonderful? Right this moment individuals nonetheless marvel at creatures that migrate similar to salmon, which might swim 1000’s of miles within the ocean and return to the stream the place they have been born. Some creatures can 'residence', a talent much more outstanding than the navigation techniques of complicated jets. For instance Investigators took 18 albatross by aircraft from a small island within the middle of the Pacific Ocean to a number of areas 1000’s of miles away and launched them-some close to the Western rim of the ocean and others close to the Japanese rim. Inside a couple of weeks, a lot of the birds had returned residence. The birds used their 'inbuilt GPS know-how' to fly again residence.
Pigeons have been transported greater than 100 miles to unfamiliar locations whereas below deep anesthesia or in rotating drums, but after circling a couple of occasions, they calculated their place and turned towards towards residence. Our God is indescribable, unfathomable and far more clever than any invention man has ever made. Isn't He wonderful?