When revealing his greatness to Job, God shows pride in his creative works, and mentions many animals—including the lion, eagle, and ox. He takes special delight in horses, saying, "Do you give the horse his strength or clothe his neck with a flowing mane? Do you make him leap like a locust, striking terror with his proud snorting?" (Job 39:19-20) He also refers to one of his stranger creations, the ostrich: "The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully..." (Job 39:13)
Here are photos of some of the more bizarre looking animals God has made. Some make me smile, revealing God’s sense of humor and delight. Some just make me shake my head and wonder at His creativity.
And yes, I do credit God as the Creator of these animals. After reading dozens of books on the subject, I’m convinced that natural selection happens on a small scale, varying features of otherwise similar animals, but this is small scale microevolution, and this process is incapable of producing whole new types of animals. As we read in Genesis 1-2, God is the creator of animals and kinds of animals. And He has created them for his glory, and also to tell us something about himself. "For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse" (Romans 1:20).
White-faced Saki monkey
Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over sixty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries.