If you have ever had the chance to go skin diving or scuba diving in the ocean you will quickly notice how much everything changes appearance as you start to swim deeper. Depending on how clean or clear the water is, you will quickly see that the color red disappears after only a few feet of water.  As you go deeper everything looks green and blue and a few feet deeper it all turns to shades of blue, grey and black.  Not much deeper the blues are no longer visible and everything looks grey or black.

However, if you turn on a light, an undersea world of color appears.  Red, yellow, orange, blue and green fish swim.  Corals that looked dark in the dim light become patches of reds, yellows, pinks and purples.  Sea grasses look like fields of grain as they sway in the currents.

Turn the light off and everything goes drab and colors fade away.

Light is made up of different wave lengths of energy.  Red light has a longer wavelength that is quickly lost in the water.  Blues and violets have much shorter wavelengths allowing them to penetrate deeper into the water.  This is why you see a difference as you start to dive down.

But have you ever wondered why there is so much color, and brilliant colors at that, in the depths of the ocean where nothing can really see them?  Why are corals so pretty in an un-colorful world?  Why are there vibrantly red fish that live deep enough so that nothing can see their color?

I’ve asked evolutionists these questions and I get answers like they use to live in shallower waters but moved deeper to hide from prey.  If that were true, you would expect the fish to lose their colors over millions of years like many fish and other animals do that live in caves.  Evolutionists say that many cave fish become white and lose their vision because of living in the dark caves.  But they don’t seem to apply the same reasoning with deep sea fish.  In fact, many deep sea fish have color, very large eyes and excellent eyesight.

When you think about it, evolutionists don’t have a good explanation for why there is so much color in the ocean that no one can see.  But creationists do have an explanation that makes perfect sense.  Revelations 4:11 says:

Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.

While man nor fish or anything else can see the beautiful colors down in the ocean, God does.  He created everything for His pleasure and we have colors in all of nature not for our enjoyment, but for His.

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