The Art Behind Camoflage is simple really.
Animals and humans have been doing it for countless number of years.
Both can blend in with their natural surroundings.
However, the question remains, who does it better? I would like to say animals because they can be faster than human speed. Plus, God created them before humans also on Day 6 if you read Genesis the 1st Book in the Bible.
Military personnel and veterans dress up in black, green, and brown to resemble the forest. Black due to blending in at nighttime. Green to blend in with the leaves and grass, not Mardi Gras, mind you. Brown to seem to be like the bark or stump of a tree.
In the case of say planes, planes are meant to be white to help hide within the clouds up above in the sky.
Grasshoppers blend in with the grass. Chameleons blend in with whatever color is near them.
Yet, it all boils down to one thing, it is all part of God’s Grand Masterpiece Design. He is the Creator and whatever He says, it goes.
When you are in India, do you ever realize that a tiger might be in hiding in the grass ready to pounce on you or that it can be swimming under the boat you are in at a Forest Preserve? Nope. Its stripes help it fit in well with its surrounding.
In the case of the zebra, you have the case of stripes again, however black and white. Can your naked eye see which one to take down if they run in a pack if you were a lion? Absolutely not, you could easily be dizzy trying to catch your lunch.
When it boils down to the subject of say procreation, you would notice that it can get pretty difficult to pinpoint how Chinese people, Japanese people, Korean people, Vietnamese people pretty much look completely the same because of the way their eyes are shaped.
God wanted diversity all along to happen. Proof of that is thanks to the story of the Tower of Babel. Back then, everyone spoke the same language and understood each other. Yet, they got too proud of themselves and wanted to build something to reach to heaven to display they were the greatest and God wasn’t. God felt upset when they didn’t heed his directions on spreading out to the rest of the world. So, in turn he made them confused by mixing up their language. Through that event came all the different nationalities of the people in today’s world now.
Another kind of camouflage is that of hair color and clothing. God made special garments for Adam and Eve when they disobeyed him and as they were the first humans on Earth to have been created, God was very pleased at His creation.
Yet, as Christians, we need to watch out for the worst camouflage of all. Those that dress up in sheep or wolves clothing to deceive us from following Christ.
To help combat that, we need to put on the full armor of the Lord.
If you were to camouflage a lie you told with another lie, it builds up to a point you can’t be trusted, the lie becomes a fib.
Yet, even as we all have trust issues with say mostly other people, there is one person we can all trust. Its God. Why you may ask? Take a look at the inscription on say a Quarter, Penny, Nickle, or even a US Dollar Bill. It clearly says: In God We Trust.
If a person were to remove God, then clearly that rings a bell in my mind that the person is an atheist, meaning an individual who doesn’t believe in God.
In the case of Jacob and Esau, Jacob the younger brother tried to camouflage himself by being like his older brother Esau with his hairy arms. So, his mother Rebekah made a goat skin hair costume cloth for Jacob to deceive his own father Isaac to get His fathers favor and blessings. This is one of the greatest stories in the Bible that dealt with both camouflage and deception.
Camouflage in retrospect can be about staying hidden and not be seen.
In the case of being an entrepreneur, we cloak our affiliate links to appear more neat rather than look like a mess of codes and letters for our audience.
Humans have created optical illusions also. Then, there is mimicry. An imitation.
Deceive not, lest ye be deceived in return. In the case of say the monarch butterfly. Not sure why they have a monarch name if they don’t have a kingdom, but the closest butterfly to look like it is the Viceroy. Pretty much like twins. Then, there is the case of the color change confusion between a king snake and a coral snake. The one that is said to be poisonous is thanks to the following rhyme: Red band near black, venom lack, red band near yellow bites a fellow.
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