The Buff-Tip Moth

It’s one thing for an animal to blend into its background. Many animals can do this. It’s a completely different level for an animal to perfectly mimic some object in its environment.

Enter the Buff-tip moth. No, that isn’t a broken stick laying on top of some branch. That is a Buff-tip moth that landed on the branch! But notice all the details. It has the right colors, including the color variations of the broken end of a stick. It mimics all the right textures, including the patterns and textures of bark. Both its head and the tip of its wings look just like a broken twig.

God never ceases to amaze me. So many of His wonderful qualities are displayed through creation. When I look at the Buff-tip moth, I see His intelligence, His power, and His creativity. I see how He has made this world one of beauty, order, and design. Likewise, I see a God who has placed such things before us so that we would seek to know how all this came to be here. A moth such as this does not come from some chaotic process of time and chance, but from a Creator who wants us to see Him and find Him.

Psalm 104:24 articulates these feelings towards God so well: “O Lord, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; The earth is full of Your possessions.”

We will never reach a time when we have fully explored and detailed out all the ways God has displayed His wisdom and power on this earth. For now, however, we can look at this simple, yet amazing, little moth and stand in amazement at our great and awesome God!

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