Starling Murmuration
February 6, 2018
David Cloud, Way of Life Literature, P.O. Box 610368, Port Huron, MI 48061
Starling Murmuration

Starling Murmuration

Murmuration describes the swarming behavior of a flock of European starlings. They fly in groups of hundreds and even thousands, maneuvering and swirling, twisting and turning across the sky in perfect synch as if putting on an aerobatic display. I have stopped my automobile on two occasions to watch them.

Grainger Hunt of the Peregrine Fund describes a murmuration as follows:

A dazzling cloud, swirling, pulsating, drawing together to the thinnest of waists, then wildly twisting in pulses of enlargement and diminution, a fluid choreography of funnels, ribbons, and hourglasses, spills and mixing, ever in motion. Dense in one moment, diffuse in the next” (“In Murmurations, Starlings Have a Darwinian Dance Partner,” Living Bird magazine, Jan. 15, 2013).

That’s a great description of a murmuration, but sadly, the author is blinded to the testimony of the display by his evolutionary bias.

The testimony of a murmuration is that there is an all-powerful, all-intelligent, very interesting God!

Murmuration is so amazing that Darwinists become almost beside themselves trying to figure it out by evolutionary terms.

Hunt says the synchronized flock’s exquisite coordination is “as if orchestrated, as if ordered by an unseen, absurdly creative hand.”

Indeed, why not stop right there? When we are observing a murmuration of starlings, we are observing intelligence upon intelligence, which is obvious evidence of a Creator. There is the intelligence of the DNA that makes up the bird and the intelligence of the bird’s behaviour, the intelligence that enables it to live and survive and fly (I repeat, fly!) and reproduce itself and a thousand other things.

And let’s not forget the intelligence of the creature observing and analyzing the murmuration.

As far as I am concerned, to believe that such things blindly evolved is nonsense. Nonsense!

If a man wants to look at “nature” and see blind evolution at work, that is his business, but as for me, I see the hand of God everywhere.

And I want to know that God, and I am thankful that He has revealed Himself, not only in creation but in Scripture, and that revelation says,

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” (John 3:16-18).

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