Fossils are found as millions of dead things, buried beneath the earth in rock layers called strata, laid down by water, all over the earth. All scientists agree that floods are the ideal conditions for forming fossils. When plant or animal is rapidly and deeply buried in cement-rich sediment, the deep burial keeps the specimen from being totally destroyed by things like scavengers or wind and water currents. The mineral cement hardens the material to preserve it.
From trilobites to dinosaurs and mammoths, the first buried fossils of each group are complete and complex, strong support for the biblical concept that each kind of life was created well designed to multiply after its own kind.
Two major things that point to the Creation in the fossil record : The Cambrian explosion and the lack of transitional species. Just think about the "Cambrian explosion". It is the first or the lowest Geologic system with abundant fossils that include the first fossilized snails, clams, nautiloids, starfish, sponges, trilobites, horseshoe crabs, jellyfish, sea urchins, and much more. Furthermore, the first fossilized member of each major group of animals is just as complete and complex as it is today, and with all the features that separate its kind from all the others. "The invertebrate animal phyla are all represented in Cambrian deposits." (Kai Peterson, "Prehistoric Life on Earth", p.56)
The second thing that points to creation is the lack of transitional fossils in the fossil record. There are no transitional species preceding or leading up to the first multi-celled creatures that appeared in the Cambrian, the lowest stratum level. There are no transitional species elsewhere in the fossil record. The species that appear in the fossils are frequently found in many different strata. The great majority of the species found in the fossils are "alive" today.
"The abrupt appearance of higher taxa in the fossil record has been a perennial puzzle. Not only do characteristic and distinctive remains of phyla appear suddenly, without known ancestors, but several classes of a phylum, orders of class and so on commonly appear at approximately the same time, without known intermediates." (James W. Valentine and Cathryn A. Campbell, "Genetic Regulation and the Fossil Record" in American Scientist, November-December 1975)
"It is a feature of the known fossil record that most taxa appear abruptly. They are not, as a rule, led up to by a sequence of almost imperceptible changing forerunners such as Darwin believed should be usual in evolution." (G. G. Simpson, in The Evolution of Life, p.149)
All fossils echo the gospel theme : God's perfect creation, ruined by man, destroyed by the Flood, and restored to new life. By their beauty, complex designs, and evidence of multiplication after their kind, fossils point back to God's creation. By their death, disease, and decline in size and variety, fossils tell us how man's sin brought corruption. By their rapid burial in rock layers so deep and wide that they blanket the earth, fossils testify to a worldwide cataclysmic event. The preservation of living fossils and the multiplication of groups over the earth once again point toward the final restoration and new life in Christ. If we do not tell that the Lord Jesus Christ is Creator, the design in fossils shows the handiwork of the God in His creation.
Was the fossil record form by many small floods over millions of years or was it the yearlong, worldwide Flood of Noah's time? Scientific evidence suggests it was a lot of water, not a lot of time, which formed the fossil deposits. Yes, the fossil record points to the specially design creation and the Creator the Lord Jesus Christ, who created this for His purpose. "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." (Revelation 4:11)