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!” NASB
I love being outdoors, enjoying God’s creation 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 and 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.
I am awed when I consider the Biblical view of creation! I look at the heavens, earth, moon, stars, and all that exists and contemplate the universe and its incredible detail and perfect positioning. I look at man and find myself speechless that God, the creator, and originator of everything, would give such care to man, whom He has described as the pinnacle of His creation.
I am reminded of the words of Jesus in Matthew 6 when He talked 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 to seek God first and banish worry because the God who created us would care for us with incredible care.
I am not a scientist trained in anatomy or biology, but when I consider the human body for a layman’s understanding, 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; He is still Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent. He is not asleep at the wheel, on vacation, or taking a nap.
When I consider God’s handiwork, my heart soars with a good theme, and joy floods my being. In considering God’s work in His creation, I have 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; we can ask what we will and have confidence that 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.