Purpose? To Glorify God!
“Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, [and] for thy truth’s sake.”
God has created us with a strong desire to know the purpose of things. Evolutionists generally believe that if a feature doesn’t serve a purpose, it should not have evolved. On the other hand, the Bible tells us that purpose is given by God. He gives the woodpecker its incredible tongue because it helps the woodpecker to make its living. In addition, this wondrous design glorifies its Creator. At other times it seems that the Creator has produced some living thing for which there is no apparent purpose other than to glorify Himself. These are the features that give evolutionists the most difficulty.
Male antelopes show a vast array in the designs of their horns. Males may have spears, spirals, curves, twists or simply short daggers. These differences in design suggest that differences in purpose caused the horns to evolve, but that doesn’t make sense. Even stranger is the fact that female antelopes generally have smaller horns that are much more like daggers. Evolutionists are stumped about why female antelopes would evolve short horns while males evolved such a variety.
As Bible-believing Christians, we have no difficulty accepting that the variety of designs in male horns, and the similarity in design of female horns, all serve to glorify the Creator and show that evolutionary explanations don’t really explain anything.
I thank You, dear Father, for the variety and beauty You have created in the living world. I also thank You that these features glorify You in so many ways. Help my life and words glorify You and bear clear witness to the salvation You have provided for us in the forgiveness of sins through Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
J. A. Miller. 1983. “Antelope Horns: Female Perspective?” Science News, Sept. 17, p. 183.