Chicken Or The Egg?

 “Through Him all things came into being, and apart from Him nothing came to be.  Whatever came to be in Him, found life, life for the light of men.”  John 1:3-4

     As promised, I am going to try to prove the answer to the age old question; Which came first, the chicken or the egg? 

     One day, as I was reading in my devotional and inspirational materials, I happened upon a scripture verse.  I don’t know why it made me think of the chicken and the egg, but I stopped and read it again.  I read it over and over again.  I thought this is so simple!  Does it really answer the question that has plagued man for so long? 

     The debate always seems to live on.  Did the chicken come first and lay the egg, thereby hatching more chickens?  Or, was there an egg that hatched the first chicken?  Most believe there is no real answer to the question.  I do believe I stumbled onto the truth that day in my readings.  The following Bible verse leaves no doubt in my mind.  “So out of the ground the Lord God formed every animial  of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. – Genesis 2:19

     To go a step farther, let us look at the story of Noah and the Ark.  Still, in Genesis 7:3, we see the birds Noah was asked to bring onto the Ark, “likewise, of every clean bird of the air, seven pairs, a male and a female, and of all the unclean birds, one pair, a male and a female.  Thus you will keep their issue alive over all the earth.”  We also learn, in Genesis 7:21, what happened to those not taken on the Ark, “All creatures that stirred on earth perished: birds, cattle, wild animals, and all that swarmed on the earth, as well as all mankind.”

     With all living things not on the Ark wiped off the earth, we know that the birds on the ark were the new beginning.  They weren’t eggs, they were birds!  To recap all of this in my own words, in the beginning God created every animal and bird, not eggs.  He then wiped out all and began again with the real deal, the bird, not the egg.  In my book that makes twice!  The chicken came first, twice!

     This is all just for fun.  I just wanted to lighten up the mood to start out our New Year!  Even so, I do believe all of the above!  Isn’t it amazing what we discover in the Bible when we open our hearts and minds?  Happy New Year everyone!   


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