God created the heavens and the earth. I know some of you do not believe me, but the gas, which caused the “big bang” had to come from some place. There has to be a Supreme Architect to create all of this finite order and to sustain life as we know it over all of these years.
For instance, take the orbits on the more than 170 billion galaxies in the observable universe alone. Galaxies are organized into a hierarchy, known as galaxy groups and clusters, which, in turn, usually form larger superclusters. Galaxies range from dwarfs, with as few as ten million stars, to giants with one hundred trillion stars, each perfectly orbiting their galaxy’s own sun, or center of mass. God did that.
God did not create a tree, a bush, a plant or a flower. He created an astronomical number of trees, bushes, plants and flowers. He did not simply create one type of each tree, bush, plant or flower, but He created thousands of species of most of them. Take the Palm Tree, for instance. There are 2600 currently known species of Palm Trees. God did that.
No one can say for sure how many species of sea shells God created. Let’s just look at the total number of living bivalve species, which is 9,200. These species are placed within 1,260 genera and 106 families. Marine bivalves represent about 8,000 species, combined in four subclasses and 99 families with 1,100 genera. The largest known salt water and brachish marine families are Veneridae, with more than 680 species, the Tellinidae and Lucinidae, each with over 500 species. The freshwater bivalves include seven families, the largest of which is the Unionidae with about 700 species. God did that.
Now, look at human beings. He could have created a bunch of blonde, blue eyed humans with no variation in size, shape, color or sex; but what would be the fun of that. There are no two human beings exactly alike. Even twins have slight variations, which allow their parents to tell them apart! God did that.
Father God, You are an astronomical God, who reigns with power, wisdom and majesty. Heaven is Your throne and the earth is Your footstool (Isaiah 66:1; Acts 7:48-49; Matthew 5:34-35). Even from your throne in heaven, You observe us in our finite lives, through You infinite power and love (Psalm 11:4). Although You are high and almighty, You still live in union with the one who is repentant and humble. You revive the spirit of the lowly and contrite (Isaiah 57:15). You fill the heavens and the earth and we love You with all of our being (Jeremiah 23:24).
Thought for the Day:
If God can do this and so much more, don’t you think it is possible to trust Him with your life?
Many thanks to Wikipedia for the facts and figures in this post.