When we were driving in the country a few days ago, we came across these ostriches in a field at the side of the road. Unbelievable, but true! Ostriches are true dinosaurs, their skeletons have been found from over 120 million years ago. They are the largest bird, and the second fastest animal with legs. They can't fly, but can run over 40 miles an hour, and maintain that speed for over a half hour. A single stride will carry an ostrich over twelve feet. This bird has one of the most advanced immune systems known to man, which is why they live over fifty years. I couldn't believe it when this African Red-Necked ostrich walked right up to me twice. It stood just a few feet from me, looking down on me, and I wondered what it was thinking as it looked me right in the eyes. What really fascinated me were it's eyes. I had noticed that the other ostrich's eyes were so enormous that they stuck out of their heads, and in comparison, this red-necked's eyes were smaller. An ostrich's eyeballs are almost as big as baseballs. The eyes are so big and important to the bird's survival that most of the skull is used to protect them. But it sacrifices it's brain, which is way smaller than either eye! So they can see great and run fast, but can't think well. So when that amazing bird stood gazing down at me, perhaps it was thinking nothing at all. Only seeing. God knows all about body parts being in proportion, because he designed them.
"If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? ...But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. "
1 Cor. 12:17