The male Red-waisted Whiteface Dragonfly (Leucorrhinia proxima) lives around marshes, lakes, and ponds.
It eats soft-bodied insects, pond larvae, and even small fish. This species of dragonfly ranges from Alaska to Nova Scotia. Females wear yellow aprons around their waists instead of metallic red ones like the males.
God created the dragonfly with 30,000 compound optical lenses, enabling it to distinguish microscopic larvae wiggling in a marsh, or mosquitoes to snatch in midair. Scientists have copied the dragonfly’s optical design and, with a newly constructed telescope, are finding impossible-to-see celestial objects.
By compounding lenses, their “Dragonfly Telephoto Array” sees dwarf galaxies that scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope completely missed.
God’s word is the compound lens that enables us to observe the unseen spiritual realm. When we read the Bible, God can open the “eyes of our hearts” to perceive his love, revealed in Jesus Christ. Through his array of Truth, we find purpose in this life, and fellowship with our Creator for eternity.
“Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” (John 17:3)
I will sing of the LORD’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself. (Psalms 89:1-2)