Creation Points to The Creator

Dear Friends,

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I recently watched a documentary, "Do We Really Need the Moon?"  The presenter, a Space Scientist, posed the question: "What would happen if the moon was in a different position?" She explained that the moon is nearly 1/4 million miles away and that if it was twenty times closer it would be catastrophic because of the moon's affect on life and tides.  It would result in a mighty tidal bulge which would mean London was flooded, followed by other cities such as New York.

When I heard this my response was to be in awe of our Creator God.  The moon being where it is, is no coincidence, it's not happenstance.  The moon is in just the right place for us to have life on earth because it's where God deliberately placed it.  He knew exactly what he was doing.  For me, it again reaffirmed that the universe and everything in it, did not just appear, or gradually evolve, it was designed and shaped and purposed by God.

The presenter went on to explain that the diameter of the sun is about 400 times larger than the moon's, but the sun is also roughly 400 times further away from the earth.  This means when we look out at the sky, the sun and moon appear to be roughly the same size.  So from our viewpoint on earth, when we have a solar eclipse, the sun is obscured by the moon.  The presenter explained this as a "cosmic coincidence".

I don't believe in coincidences because I believe God is in control of everything.  What, for this scientist, is just a coincidence, is, for me, evidence that God is the Creator. "For ever since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through His workmanship [all His creation, the wonderful things that He has made], so that they [who fail to believe and trust in Him] are without excuse and without defence." Romans 1:20 (AMP) 

In one of David's praise psalms he writes "The heavens proclaim the glory of God.  The skies display his craftsmanship.  Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world.  God has made a home in the heavens for the sun."  Psalm 19:1-4 (NLT)

God designed the universe and spoke it into being.  We read that in Genesis 1 and 2.

In Genesis 1:14-18 we read: "Then God said, 'Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. Let them be signs to mark the seasons, days, and years. 15 Let these lights in the sky shine down on the earth.' And that is what happened. 16 God made two great lights—the larger one to govern the day, and the smaller one to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set these lights in the sky to light the earth, 18 to govern the day and night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good." (NLT)

In Isaiah 45:12 we read: "I am the one who made the earth and created people to live on it. With my hands I stretched out the heavens.  All the stars are at my command."  

You and I have been created in God's image. God breathes his life in to us.  He has given us his Spirit. "And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us." 1 John 4:13 (NLT).  God calls us to have faith in him, but he doesn't then expect us to give up our intelligence or ability to reason or think.  We are thinking beings, with the ability to reason and be logical and we are also spiritual beings. 

So when I look at creation, the only explanation is that there has to be a Creator God.  I believe God's Word, the Bible, is true and therefore  I believe the bible's account of creation.  And when I look around me at nature and creation - the moon, the sun, mountains, forests, oceans - I am awestruck by God's magnificent handiwork.

To Think About:
Do you believe creation points to God?  If so, how is God revealed through creation?

Find some time this week to be alone with God and focus on the wonder of his creation - e.g. take a walk in the countryside, sit quietly in your garden, watch the sky at night, walk along the beach etc.  Use it as a time to rest in his presence and the beauty of his creation.  Be unhurried.  Be quiet.  Be refreshed. Enjoy.

Vicki

 

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