Each fall I stand streamside witnessing a phenomenon of endurance, navigation, and sacrifice that speaks of our Maker’s incomprehensible omniscience. Documented and explained by science, the divine mystery of the ‘omni’ factor remains inexplicable. After years of nomadic wandering the oceans, fraught with perilous predators, salmon return to the exact site where they began life to end theirs, and birth a new generation.
How do these ‘lower’ life forms remember their way back home, when this ‘higher’ one is often unable remember where he parked the car? Science ascribes it to eons of evolution. I lack that measure of faith . . . and remain content to credit it to the stroke of the Creator’s hand.
Female sockeye salmon constructing a red (nest) with her tail. Male waiting to fertilize eggs with his milt