Yesterday, I discussed my appreciation for God’s creation, specifically within marine life.
Thinking further into my appreciation for sea creatures great and small, I can’t help but to rest on the salmon. In my opinion, one of God’s greatest creations.
There are a number of species of salmon; all of which are perfect when rubbed with lemon and fresh dill, then baked to perfection! The texture and taste are incredible and unlike any other species of fish. A truly unique sustenance; in my opinion of course.
The biggest species is the King Salmon. More formally known as the Chinook Salmon. It’s a powerful fish, that dives, jumps and thrashes wildly when hooked. Truly a prize of fishermen near and far.
Though I greatly appreciate God’s design in the strength and taste of salmon, I believe God’s handiwork truly shines within their cycle of life.
Through a miraculous process of instinct, that can only truly be explained through the majesty of God’s master plan; salmon return each year to the same place. That’s right; after a few years in the open ocean, growing in strength and size, they return to the very place where their lives began.
I know, it’s hard to believe. Without any ability to remember such a place, never mind remembering the actual journey to find their way back; they return to begin new life where their lives began. Even in situations where Salmon face a waterfall, they will swim and thrash vertically through the layers of water and foam, in order to return up-stream.
For this reason, I believe salmon are a created wonder that truly make evolutionary theory look weak. Furthermore, salmon can serve as a tangible weapon to battle our days of doubt. They provide faith that we have a God who has designed miraculous systems not just for His glory, but for our benefit.
How good He truly is, to naturally bring such a delicious and nutritious food source back to the very place it started?
In your opinion, what species of creation proves God’s existence? What created things brings you encouragement in times of doubt?