Pressure is one facet of Creative Genius

When I think of pressure, I think of force per unit area. For me, pounds per square inch, or PSI, is the pressure measure I usually remember. Pressure is something we take for granted, but it is applied in many aspects of creation.

One of the many amazing things about God’s design and creation is the jaw. Recently we were watching the History Channel Swamp People hunting and catching alligators. The bite pressure of alligators varies by species, but saltwater crocodiles have the strongest bites. Their jaws generate up to 3,700 pounds per square inch. The human jaw, by comparison are only 150-200 PSI. Even big cats like lions and tigers only have 1,000 PSI when they grab their prey.

Swamp People – The History Channel

But all of the gator’s jaw strength is the down stroke. If you grab the gator’s snout, you can hold the gator’s mouth closed. In other words, your hand pressure is greater than the alligator’s. Look at your hand and be amazed. You can pick up a fragile potato chip without crushing it. You can also squeeze a lemon or grab a sledgehammer with even more hand pressure. That is evidence of design.

Down in Louisiana at Don’s Seafood.

Dangerous Denial of What We Observe

God is not amused by our stubborn refusal to see his glory in what he has made. Here is what Paul says to all who would be wise in his letter to the church in Rome:

“For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.” Romans 1:19-21

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All scripture passages are from the English Standard Version except as otherwise noted.