The Buzz About Chance
Acts 1:26: "And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles."
With the early morning dew on the leaves, a vegetable garden may seem a very peaceful place. Actually, though, it's a war zone.
If you know what they are, you don't want to see army worms in your garden. But when they hear a wasp fly by, they stop eating and sometimes even fall off the branch they are on. This is probably because a number of wasps eat caterpillars. Researchers realized that honeybees can produce the same result in caterpillars since they sound like wasps. They decided to find out what was really going on under controlled conditions. They set up two tents with various types of plants. In one of the tents, they also placed a beehive and then hung bottles of sugar water around the tent. Researchers then placed beet army worms into both tents. In the tent with no bees, the army worms munched away nonstop. But much less damage was done in the tent with bees because the worms stopped eating every time they heard a bee fly over.
The evolutionist researchers explained that this is simply a "happy side of the effect of pollination." In other words, chance. But the Bible teaches that there is no such thing as chance. God's always in charge. This is why you find them casting lots in the Bible to decide matters.
Prayer: Father, I thank You that there is no such thing as chance and that You are always in charge. Amen.
Notes: http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/39514, 12/22/08, Susan Milius, "Buzzing Bees Protect Plant Leaves."
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