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Repellent Beauty

on April 1, 2014
Featured in Answers Magazine

Crawling among the foliage of Central and South American rainforests are some of the brightest-colored creatures on the Creator’s palette. Only about the size of a paper clip, poison dart frogs are painted in vibrant hues of red, yellow, blue, green, and orange.

Poison Dart Frog

photo by Deb Minnard

Strawberry Poison Dart Frog

Their colors catch our eye and beg a closer look, but the colors are intended to warn off predators. Their skin is toxic.

For centuries people have used this toxin to paralyze game, but now scientists are finding ways to convert the toxin into medicine. And although in a fallen world the frog’s brilliant coloring is necessary to protect it from pedators, it also reminds us that all creation—even the samllest creatures—declares the glory of God through its design and its beauty.

Dragonfly and Tree

Sunset in Mausi Mara National Reserve in Kenya (left), photo by Aaron Kelley
Powdered Dancer Damselfly (right), photo by Mary Murphy

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April – June 2014

A closer look at the Genesis Flood account reveals a beautifully written, unified narrative that points to one inspired author. The passage masterfully highlights one central message: “God remembered Noah.” Along with in-depth articles on the Flood, this issue shows biblical and historical evidences of Christ’s Resurrection, new discoveries about the miracle of a butterfly’s metamorphosis and much more!

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