Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- September 9, 2010
“Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth? Tell me if you know all of this.” Job 38:18
What we don’t know about creation is as much evidence for God, as what we do know about creation. Our knowledge limitations point to the probability of God within the information we have not yet comprehended. How can we dismiss the existence of God when all is not yet known? If the proof of God cannot be dismissed, why dismiss Him?
If the nonexistence of God is inconclusive, why declare Him not here? We do not dismiss other areas of life as nonexistent or irrelevant if we are unable to fully comprehend them. We enjoy the fruits of electricity though we are severely limited in understanding it’s origin and make up. But we enjoy the light, heat, comfort and security it generates.
Most of us do not understand aerodynamics, but we like the option of traveling quickly and safely across land or sea by airplane. The physics of tons of steel floating on water are not 100% comprehendible to the average seafaring person, but most of us invite the opportunity to relax on a cruise ship. We accept and enjoy what we don’t fully know.
The truth is, evidence for God continues to stream into our knowledge banks. We are rich with informational deposits for God. Every time the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, it is evidence for the unchangeableness of God. Every time we experience multicolor flowers and the vast array of insects, both large and miniscule, it is evidence for the creativity of our Creator. Every time a prayer is answered, it is evidence for God.
Every time a wayward life is rescued and put on the narrow path of Christ’s righteousness, it is evidence for the all powerfulness of God. Every time the human body is explored in all its intricacies, it is evidence of a God’s sophistication and attention to detail. The mountains point heavenly to His majesty and the ocean waves clap for His glory and praise. The Lord God is the beginning of creation and the sustainer of creation.
“Let the sea resound, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it. Let the rivers clap their hands, Let the mountains sing together for joy; let them sing before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity” (Psalm 98:7-9).
And one day He will recreate a new creation, much like His original paradise with Adam and Eve. He is a creative, masterful artist and brilliant beyond the imagination of man. We are a dot on His canvass of creation, though we are a very important dot. God does not create anything insignificant. You are very, very important to your Creator. You are the pinnacle of His creation. You matter to God. Enjoy Him in what you comprehend about His creation and trust Him with what is incomprehensible.
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God” (Revelation 21:1-3).
What evidence is around me that points to the existence of God? Do I really believe?
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