Don’t Ask Me That: A Beauty

Instead of an accidental creation, there is a…

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A Beauty (Psalm 19:1-2) The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.We aren’t quite sure when David wrote these words, maybe when he was spending time in En Gedi, his desert Oasis and looked up into the night sky and saw the innumerable number of stars or early in the morning saw the sun rising up on the horizon. David saw in the midst of the mundane of the everyday the magnificent of the Mighty one who daily showed his power, love, and care through creation. It smacks against common sense to look at the intricacy, detail, and order and chalk it up to an accident. Let me put it like this, claiming that the world was accidentally created would be like walking through the gates at Disneyland and looking at the expansive lawn—and claiming that the huge flower garden which makes up the face of Mickey Mouse was all because of the last good rain. Instead Paul wrote in Romans 1: For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what is made, so that man is without excuse. Eric Metaxas shared in a full-page NYT editorial just how much the world around us attests to the fact that there is a god, pouring forth speech, day after day and night after night. He shared the story of SETI—Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence which was certain that with only 2 criteria for a planet to have life, there were septillions or octillions of planets that could support life. Scientists were certain that creation was run of the mill— Sagan’s two parameters grew to 10 and then 20 and then 50, and so the number of potentially life-supporting planets decreased accordingly. The number dropped to a few thousand planets and kept on plummeting. Today, the number is at 200 (distance from the sun, having a star like the sun, galaxy size, oxygen quantity, gravitational pull, etc.) different parameters necessary for life, with a change in one, the whole house of cards comes crashing down. The odds of the parameters all being perfect to the slightest of fractional variation is like tossing a coin and having it come up heads 10 quintillion times.

Isaiah 40:25 put it, “To whom will you compare me? Who is my equal?” asks the Holy One. Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars? He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name. Because of his great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing…Astronaut John Glenn answered this question while in orbit around the Earth, “To look at the window…as I did the first day…to look out at this kind of creation and not believe in God is to me impossible.”

 

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1 thought on “Don’t Ask Me That: A Beauty”

  1. “David saw in the midst of the mundane of the everyday the magnificent of the Mighty one who daily showed his power, love, and care through creation.” Great reminder for me in the “mundane” there is still plenty to praise Him for!

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