“Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.”
Speaking, singing, writing and body language are all familiar ways of communicating. Science has now learned of another means of communication that has been going on all around us, yet we are not even aware of it.
A vast range of creatures communicate through vibration. This vibratory communication goes on at frequencies beyond human hearing. Researchers have learned that a number of insects communicate with other members of their species on the same plant by quivering the plant. A tree hopper will call its friends with a specific type of vibration when it finds a good place to feed. The cape mole rat spends nearly its entire life underground. When a solitary male is ready to mate, he thumps against the side of his burrow and then listens for a female’s response. The female’s burrow may be nine feet away, but she’ll sense the vibration.
Golden moles are completely blind, but they hunt for live prey. Further, they live in a desert environment where there are only small stands of grass. They hunt by sensing ground vibrations generated when the wind blows through a stand of grass, where the next meal is likely to be found.
Communication is God’s gift. However, we want to be clear in our communication of our faith. To do that, our communication of our faith needs to center on Jesus Christ. p.a.b.
Thank You, Father, for communicating Your love for me in a way I can understand – in Jesus Christ. Amen.
Science News, 3/24: 2001, pp. 190-191, Susan Milius, “Things that Go Thump.” Photo: Tree hopper. Courtesy of Bruce Marlin. (CC-BY-ATTRIB 3.0)