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Suppose that a person lived in an area prone to tropical
storms and hurricanes. That person would want to be prepared
for some very high winds. Suppose also that a large number of
squirrels also live in that same location, not in the same house
necessarily, but close by. Squirrels prepare very well for certain
things, but only a few are capable of protecting their young from
the storms that come around September. Now suppose that
according to their habits, a generation of squirrels is born in mid
to late August. The babies would be nesting comfortably in the
trees with their mothers as the big winds come churning across
the Atlantic.

That person, the one that lived in the hurricane zone, might
become familiar with the distress cries of baby squirrels. It
wouldn't be unusual for the adult human person to rescue a baby
squirrel from time to time.

What if that person also tried to diligently compose a few short
paragraphs every week in an effort to tell the world that the Bible
is true and that every human being was born with a purpose and
that Jesus the Messiah made some incredible promises regarding
a future in eternity.

That person would be tired. For one thing, baby squirrels take
much around-the-clock care. Believe it or not, writing these short
essays requires some effort, too.

Now we don't want to bore anyone with too much detail. It just
happens that the same person who is familiar with the distress
call of a baby squirrel is also familiar with the distress call of a
baby alligator.

[Editor's Note: No, I'm not raising alligators. I just know the noises
they make. A long time ago, that was a very important thing to
me. Again, the details would bore most people.]

Here's the thing:

Baby squirrels in distress sound similar to baby alligators in
distress. The squirrel sounds a bit more bird-like, while the gator
sounds a bit more frog-like, but both are calling for help in a
universally understood language. Anyone can understand it, or
it's better to say that anyone can feel it.

There are two ways to take that. Most people would say that
although the alligator and the squirrel are about as different as
night and day, they originated from a common genetic ancestor
through a very long series of unbroken but fortuitous, genetic
copying errors.

A Bible believing Christian would say that animal similarities
point directly to a common Creator.

The Bible says this about the Creator:

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and
that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be
thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all
things were created by him, and for him: And he is before
all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head
of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn
from the dead; that in all things he might have the
preeminence.

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