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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Creatures Great and Small - Wolves Re-introduced to Yellowstone Cause Stunning Improvements


A friend posted this short video today on Facebook.  It tells the amazing story of how Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming (US) was dramatically improved in many ways when wolves were re-introduced in the 1990s.  Having been absent for 70 years, it was little realized how the lack of these predators was actually ruining the park and making the habitat less hospitable.  The Creator knew what He was doing when he established the balance of predators with the animals lower on the “food chain”.  When man upsets that balance he little knows what trouble or evil he may cause.  This short story (soon told but long in coming about), is a miraculous example of the genius of the Creator which re-established itself before the scientists’ very eyes.  Although man helped, man and “Mother Nature” are not responsible for this miracle.  It can only be the result of intelligent design.

Romans 1:20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:


Afterthought – In rewatching this, I realized there are lot of thoughts here. 

It crossed my mind that the God who cares for these animals and can bring about this miraculous, spontaneous regeneration of nature is the same God who loves and cares for His children.  He is the same God who has brought regeneration and healing to the earth after great calamities to mankind.  And, He is the same God who will heal this massively destroyed earth some day (fairly soon) during the Kingdom of His Son.  Seeing the healing and restoration of the land in this small way (which seems so huge to our human minds), it is practically unimaginable to think how it will be when He restores and heals His creation!  This is also a great comfort in times when it seems like the whole world is out of control, as it does more and more lately.

Matthew 10:29-31  Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.  But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

It is also worth pondering how much this earth can be repaired through the laws of creation that God set in place when man helps it along in a proper way.  “Experts” sometimes talk as if all the chemical intrusions, GMO, etc. are destroying the earth and that it can’t be fixed.  It behooves those of us who are the children of God by faith in Jesus Christ to remember that He is not limited by the mistakes and greed of man.  When the time comes, perhaps in a way we don’t even realize is possible, the problem can be corrected, even now in this present age. 

We would also do well to remember that many, many of the people who are making large claims about impending doom for mankind through various means have no hope (Eph. 2:12).  They don’t expect God to be able to take care of His own creation because they either don’t believe that He exists, or they think He is basically helpless before the enormity of man’s sinning.  (How utterly silly, when you stop to think about it.)

There is even more here, but I can’t pull it all together at this moment.  Maybe you can think of more ways that this beautiful story of the Lord’s creation correcting itself can be an encouragement to you.

Psalms 104:24  O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.


  1. I really liked this video too, Mary! I had put it on my Facebook back in September. Is this a case of great minds think alike?! :-)

    1. :-) Must be. It just blesses my heart every time I watch it to think of the wonderful order God has put into His creation and realize that level of care is also for me and mine. :-) Have a great day!