The Fish Fountain
1 Corinthians 10:13
“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
One of my favorite books is Rupert Sheldrake’s Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home. Though the book was written by a non-Christian author who happens to be a well-qualified scientist from Cambridge, this book is filled with interesting stories about animal abilities that evolutionists are powerless to explain.
For instance, the author describes a school of fish as resembling a large organism. To paraphrase from the book, the school’s members swim in tight formations, wheeling and reversing in near unison. When the school turns to the right or the left, individuals formerly on the flank assume the lead. When under attack, a school may respond by leaving a gaping hole around a predator. More often, the school splits in half and the two halves turn outward, swim around the predator, reverse direction, and eventually rejoin each other. This “fountain effect” leaves the predator ahead of the school. Each time the predator turns, the same thing happens.
Some filmmakers have produced fine video-footage taken in tropical waters, showing schools of fish, perhaps several hundred, all swimming in very close formation. Something alerts them and they all turn in exactly the same direction in a micro-second; there is no confusion, no touching.
Clearly, there is one superb Mind in absolute control of each of those unfettered souls to guide and to keep them and to teach us. That Mind, of course, is the one who created the fish and the oceans in which they live. Jesus is His name.
Heavenly Father, thank You for providing me with a way to escape temptation and for sending Your Son to provide the only way to escape eternal torment. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
R. Sheldrake, Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home and Other Unexplained Powers of Animals, (1999 edition), p. 158. Photo: Large school of fish. Courtesy of OpenStax College. (CC-BY-SA 3.0)