“Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.”
Today’s program is dedicated to all of you cat lovers out there. Now, you probably remember being told that your precious pet laps up milk by curling his tongue backwards, and he then uses his curved tongue to ladle the liquid into his mouth. Well, I’m sure you’ll be happy to know that your cat is a lot more talented than that.
Using high-speed digital video, physicists have now discovered that only the tip of your cat’s tongue comes into contact with the milk. As your cat retracts his tongue, a small column of milk follows it into the air. Now, when the inertia of the milk going upwards matches the force of gravity pulling the milk back down, the liquid hovers in mid-air for a split second. And it’s at this precise moment when your cat closes his mouth over the milk.
And if this wasn’t impressive enough, your cat performs this maneuver four times per second! According to a Virginia Tech researcher, “We were surprised and amused by the beauty of the fluid mechanics involved in this system.”
Surprised? Creationists aren’t surprised. After all, the God who created fluid mechanics is the same God who created cats, and He knew exactly what abilities cats would need to quench their thirst. Thankfully, He also knows how to quench man’s thirst for eternal life, and He freely dispenses the “living water” of the gospel.
Heavenly Father, I pray that many friends and family members will see that the only way to satisfy their thirst for eternal life is the living water provided freely by Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
David Catchpoole, Ph.D., “How Cats Drink Milk,” Creation 35(1) 2013, p. 56. Photo: Pixabay.