(video) Hummingbirds – God’s Tiny Wonder — Truly, the Heavens Declare the Glory of God! – David Rives

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Published on Sep 22, 2014

Hummingbirds. Even though they are the smallest birds on earth, and the smallest of all warm-blooded creatures, they can still fly over 30 MPH, fly backward, and at birth, weigh less than a post-it note!

These amazing creatures flap their wings up to 80 times a SECOND, allowing them to hover over flowers filled with nectar.

They are able to determine sugar content, and only consume nectar that is at least 10% sugar. Less than that could not sustain their super-fast metabolism, with their heartbeat of around 1200 times a minute!

With this in mind, hummingbirds typically would not be able to survive a long cold night. HOWEVER, they “happen” to have a built-in mechanism called “Torpor” that goes into effect as they sleep, shutting down their metabolism to 1/15th the normal rate. It effectively slows down their heart rate from around 1,200 beats per minute… to 35 beats per minute.

Did this tiny creature evolve by chance? Or was he intricately designed and formed with purpose? Such beauty is often overlooked in today’s society, but if we only stop to consider the intricate details of a hummingbird, we can appreciate God’s infinite “wonders without number”.

I’m David Rives…
Truly, the Heavens Declare the Glory of God.

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One thought on “(video) Hummingbirds – God’s Tiny Wonder — Truly, the Heavens Declare the Glory of God! – David Rives

  1. Ellen John

    Hello David, I am Ellen John from Bangalore. Years ago you sent me a DVD and asked that to be translated. I did send it to someone in North India and never heard from that person. I knew that the information in it would be difficult to translate as many of the astronomy words do not exist in our languages. Today I am pleasantly surprised to see your videos on the internet and to know that you are working with TBN and WND. God bless you that in your young age you dedicated yourself to God.

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