Psalm 8:3-9 – “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained; 4 What is man that You take thought of him, and the son of man that You care for him? 5 Yet You have made him a little lower than God, and You crown him with glory and majesty! 6 You make him to rule over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet, 7 All sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, 8 The birds of the heavens and the fish of the sea, whatever passes through the paths of the seas. 9 O LORD, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth!” NASU
I love being outdoors enjoying that which God has created and the feeling of being free that accompanies being outside the confines of four walls. Everyone does not share that sense of being that I do when I’m outside but how could anyone view the world and not see Creation? How could anything so perfect, filled with beauty, as well as the intricate detail of the universe have just happened? To ask me to believe that some nebula or cosmic reaction as in the “Big Bang Theory” where a rapid expansion of matter created a massive explosion and the universe suddenly came into being. Where did the original matter come from? How did everything fall so perfectly into place with positioning, orbits, gravitational fields, etc. happen so perfectly? Sorry, but I believe that design indicates a designer and when I consider the work of the heavens, the earth, and mankind I see design.
When I consider the Bible’s presentation of creation and look at the heavens, earth, the moon and stars and all that exists I am awed! As I consider the universe and its incredible detail and perfect positioning and look at man, I find myself speechless that God, the creator, and originator of everything would give such care to man who He has described as the pinnacle of His creation. I am reminded of the Words of Jesus in Matthew 6 when He spoke about worry and concern over life and provisions. He described God’s care for the animals and birds, the flowers of the field, and everything in the natural then said, “But if God so clothes the grass of the field… HOW MUCH MORE…” (v.30). How much more will He do for you and me! Amazing is probably an inadequate description but WOW! His directive was, seek God first and banish worry because the God who created us will care for us with incredible care.
I am not a scientist trained in anatomy or biology but when I consider, from a layman’s understanding, the human body I believe! When I view the planetary orbits and how the planets are held in perfect alignment I believe! When I consider the positioning of our Terra firma and how we have winter and summer, heat and cold, and the seasons in perfect harmony and in such a way as to provide and sustain life I believe! When I hear, the alarmist talk about man-made global warming or climate change I consider it a slap in the face of our Creator and a diminishing of His care and keeping and elevating man to a position that he does not deserve and in which he cannot function. God, not man is in charge and puny man, the creation of the Almighty God who spoke the worlds into existence perfectly, is not going to destroy God’s creation. We are to be good stewards but we are not gods there is only one God and He is still Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent. He is not asleep at the wheel, on vacation, or taking a nap.
When I consider the handiwork of God my heart soars with a good theme and joy floods my being. For in considering the work of God in His creation, I have heightened confidence in the Promises of God that He will keep that which I have committed to Him against that day. He is coming back just like He promised. We are more than conquerors through Jesus and we can ask what we will and have confidence He will bring it to pass. My heart soars as I view the work of God’s hand in the universe!
God bless you as you enjoy His creation and bask in His divine presence.