Devotionals by Ian Taylor

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More Butterfly Colors than You Can See

Psalm 27:4: "One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek; That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in His temple."

The beautiful wing of the butterfly has a lesson to teach everyone who believes living things were created by chance. The design of the butterfly wing involves much more than just intricate complexity. In addition to showing a knowledge of flight, each wing design is the product of very precise specifications built around the specific wavelengths of visible light.

The iridescent colors you admire on a butterfly's wing are created by the scales of the wings. Each square centimeter of wing has tens of thousands of these scales, each attached to the wing by tiny stems and overlapping each other like cedar shakes. Each one of these scales was a living cell until a day or two before the butterfly emerged from its pupa. Each tiny scale is made of a vertical and horizontal framing within which are found various sacks of pigment hanging from the framework.

Butterfly wings that seem to glow with iridescent blues and greens have scales with tiny lattices and ribbed walls that are designed to cause interference patterns in light waves within the 300‑700 nanometer range – exactly the range humans see as color. That interference pattern is what our eyes interpret as iridescence.

It takes a good knowledge of physics as well as micro‑architecture to design and build an iridescent butterfly wing! Science clearly teaches us that such ability and knowledge does not come from chance. Let's be bold to admit the truth – there is a Creator!

Prayer: Father in heaven, a child can see the beauty of Your handiwork in the wing of the butterfly. Through my witness, help those who have been fooled by evolution to see You in Your creation and our salvation in our Savior, Jesus Christ. In His Name. Amen.

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Founded in 1963, Creation Moments remains committed to building up the Church and enlightening the world to the wonder of God's creation. For nearly three decades, this ministry's radio broadcast has proclaimed the truth of biblical creation throughout the world and has provided irrefutable evidence that the Bible can be trusted from the very first verse to the last. In addition to its radio outreach, Creation Moments offers hundreds of free resources on the Bible and science at its website: CreationMoments.com.

About Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor, host of the Creation Moments broadcast, was born in the UK and graduated with degrees in metallurgical engineering. He immigrated to Canada and spent 19 years as research metallurgist and obtained patents, including a novel process for the manufacture of armor plate.

After becoming a Christian in 1974, he became producer of 39 television programs of the "Crossroads" series, including a 13-part TV episode exposing the fallacies of evolution. Ten years later he wrote what is considered to be the classic reference work on the history and worldwide impact of evolution: In the Minds of Men: Darwin and the New World Order. Ian has also written dozens of articles that are available for free at the Creation Moments website: CreationMoments.com.

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