Chronicles of Dinosauria arrives!
We are excited about our book, Chronicles of Dinosauria, arriving at New Leaf Publishing today and being available at various outlets shortly. Let me just share a quick thought to illuminate our burden as authors. Last night I was reading the worship of King David in Psalm 104. In it he lifts up our great Creator in a special way because of the manner in which creatures are fitted to their environment. Essentially this is the same “argument from design” that Paley eloquently followed in his famous work Natural Theology and that creationists still employ today.
As I have had opportunity to do research on living dinosaurian creatures, it has been my goal to restore the great reptiles to their proper place in this broad design argument. Much of my research has been night vigils. Many times I’ve observed the “changing of the guard” as eagles, vultures, and swallows go off to sleep and the owls, bats, and pterosaurs come out for their turn. It is marvelous how diurnal and nocturnal creatures have their niche and operate like clockwork.
Verse 20 of this chapter states: “Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.” David had undoubtedly done his share of night vigils in the pastures. It is a lonely, reflective time where one has great opportunity to contemplate and worship God. May we all say with the Psalmist: “Bless thou the Lord, O my soul. Praise ye the Lord!”
Posted on April 1, 2013 by dwoetzel.