Can You Believe the Impossible?

In 1943, the French entomologist August Magnan argued that, according to the known laws of physics, the bumblebee should NOT be able to fly.

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He stated, “Virtually all insects flap their wings through a wide arc, about 165 degrees. Frequency generally varies with size: The larger the insect, the slower the wings beat. Mosquitoes, for example, beat their wings about 400 times per second, fruit flies about 200.

Birds beat their wings much more slowly—about 50 times per second for hummingbirds.

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But bees, which are 80 times as large as fruit flies, flap their wings 230 times per second through an arc of about 90 degrees.

And although most insects produce the majority of lift about halfway through the stroke, when the wing is moving fastest, bees get an equally large contribution at the beginning and end of the stroke from the rotation of the wing.”

Someone forgot to tell the bee there was a “flaw” in God’s design. I love this.

Everyday, the impossible happens and bumblebees fly.  In fact, impossible is one of God’s favorite words.

“For nothing is impossible with God.”—Luke 1:37

Consider the following;

The sun stood still in the sky while Joshua fought his enemies, five loaves and two fish fed over 5,000 people, Peter walked on water, Jesus rose from the dead and yes, bumblebees fly.

Add these to your list of God’s Wows!

Being human, we constantly deal with issues of what is possible and what is not. But, we need to remember that God is in charge of everything.

And, for HIM, nothing is impossible. Today, dare to believe in the impossible.

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  • Rose Anne Thornburg

    Love your WOWs. Our pastor here in Spain is incorporating them into his mini-sermon for children at the beginning of each service. Thanks, Kathleen!

    • thekathleenchapman

      Thank you Rosa Anne! You just made my month!