John C. Whitcomb graciously contributed to this section of the new book, Galapagos Islands.
The amazing group of animals in the Galápagos Islands share these miraculous experiences with all air-breathing, land-dwelling animals in the world:
- They were created by the Lord Jesus Christ at the end of creation week
- They were “subjected to futility” (Romans 8:20) when Adam and Eve sinned
- They were preserved in the ark for over a year during the global Flood
These animals entered the ark, and 371 days later came out of the ark. Then began God’s providential work of animal migration around this entire planet! All the animals fulfilled God’s command to “be fruitful and multiply on the earth” (Genesis 8:17). Some of the animals eventually went as far as the newly formed Galápagos Islands off the coast of South America.
Speaking of amazing animals, don’t miss out on the details of the Galapagos tortoises.
Thank You, Lord, for telling us something of Your special care for animals! And infinitely more of Your gracious provision for human beings who were created in Your image and likeness and whose sins were paid for on the Cross of Calvary!
May every animal, bird, and reptile around the world remind us of “how great Thou art!”
Don’t you find the history of these islands amazing? Speaking of history, is the equatorial location really 12 billions years old? Ron Samec gives the answer here. Here’s another interesting fact about the Galapagos Islands. The Galápagos Islands are a chain of islands crossing the equator about 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador.
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