When I Consider! – Hummingbirds

When I Consider!

When I Consider!

“One of the fascinating and unique creatures of all creation is the common hummingbird. What is the probability that all of the unique characteristics of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, each of which are needed for its survival, developed by some step-by-step process? A few of the hummingbird’s incredible abilities are listed below:

  1. The unique ability to fly forward, backward, upside-down, and straight up like a helicopter as no other bird can.
  2. The use of a special fringed tongue to sweep insects out from the inside of flowers. It cannot survive on nectar alone, but also needs the protein from eating insects. Without its special tongue it could never catch the insects.
  3. The ability to fly 500 miles nonstop over the gulf waters to Mexico. The hummingbird can conserve its strength for long flights by taking a prolonged rest just  prior to the flight and making every motion count in flight.
  4. The ability to go into a “torpid” condition at night by almost shutting down its metabolism. Because of its incredibly high energy activity, gram for gram the hummingbird has the greatest energy output of any warm-blooded animal. Yet at night it uses only about one fifth of its normal energy.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird by Ray's Wildlife

Ruby-throated Hummingbird by Ray’s Wildlife

The hummingbird is truly a marvel of God’s creativity.

Character Sketches, Vol.II, p.42-48″

Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually! Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered, (Psalms 105:4-5 ESV)

A Closer Look at the Evidence, July 13, by Richard and Tina Kleiss

To see more about Hummingbirds See:

Birds of the Bible – Bird Feeder I

Hummingbirds – Peterson Field Guide Series

Hummingbird Videos

4 thoughts on “When I Consider! – Hummingbirds

  1. And it still baffles scientists to this day. It is aerodynamically IMPOSSIBLE for the hummingbird to fly. And yet… I think God smiles every time a hummingbird flies and proves man wrong!

    The music “Somewhere in Time” (one of my favorites) is absolutely delicious, Lee. THANK YOU!!!


  2. I too am absolutely amazed how this little bird, weighing less than a dime, can fly such incredible distances. And more remarkable, how do they find my exact backyard each and every year? I get lost with GPS, but they have it internalized! What an amazing creature, again showing the awesome intelligence of our Creator! William

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