A colorful sunset over snowcapped mountain peaks. A soaring eagle. The full moon on a starry night. Tropical fish in a coral reef. Waves lapping on a sandy shore. The varied patterns found on giraffes, jaguars, cheetahs, and zebras. Running birds and flying squirrels. Rainbows arched across blue skies. Intricate snowflakes and honeycombs. Microscopic subatomic particles and vast galaxies. An amazingly complex DNA code.
And some people think it all just happened by accident. Not a chance!
I believe there is a Creator who formed the heavens and the earth with just His spoken word. (Genesis 1:1; John 1:1-3) Through that same word, God sustains all things. (Hebrews 1:3) “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.” (Hebrews 11:3 NIV)
Since I wasn’t there at the beginning of the world to see how it happened, I’ll admit it takes faith to believe this scenerio. But it also takes faith to believe in the theory of evolution. Or as one author described it, “goo to you by way of the zoo.” I’d rather place my trust in an intelligent Designer than random chance, thank you very much.
Just like a sculpture, painting, symphony, or poem reveals clues about the one who created it, all creation reveals God in the paradox of inaudible noise. Nature screams about God without uttering single word!
As David wrote: “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 display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.” (Psalm 19:1-4a NIV)
Paul wrote: “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 has been made, so that men are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20 NIV)
When I consider all the power and beauty and mystery this world holds, I have a choice to make. Will I worship and serve the Creator or elevate the created things? After all, there is a God who is revealed in all of His creation.
No more excuses. His Creation speaks louder than words.
What about you? What is your response when you see majestic mountain peaks or multi-colored sunsets or intricate designs? Do you see God’s hand in His creation? Why or why not?