2/24/19 - The Awesome Work of God
“The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.” (Psalms 19:1)
When we look up at the sky . . . when we examine the plants and animals around us . . . when we see the complexity and function of the human body . . . when we note the incomprehensible size of the universe, we are left in a state of awe a the power, majesty, and brilliance of God. He designed and created all these things. He spoke them into existence by the authority of His word. Our God is an awesome God!
Our planet is in the “Goldilocks” zone. Our earth is not too close and not too far from the sun. The distance and temperature is “just right!” Did this just happen? No way!
Our world is amazingly complex. With each and every living organism, many physical systems have to work, and they have to all work right, and they all have to work at the same time. Without all the factors being in place at the same time, the organisms cannot survive, and they certainly could not reproduce. This puts the theories of organic evolution outside the realm of mathematical plausibility. All of these changes could not have happened, even within the framework of a supposed billions of years.
In the study of Christian Evidences, we often refer to this as the teleological argument for the existence of God. This is the logical argument that for every design, there must be a designer. Or to put it another way, for every result, there must be a sufficient cause. Things don’t just happen.
Every time a baby is conceived, we know that there is a father and a mother. Even in the case of Jesus, Joseph was going to divorce Mary until the angel of the Lord explained to him that the child was conceived of the Holy Spirit. He knew that women do not become pregnant by themselves. Just as we understand the principle of cause and effect, we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God (Hebrews 11:3). God made us and that makes us special. “Know that the Lord, He is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves” (Psalms 100:3).
Since God made us and all the things around us, we need to honor and praise Him in our hearts, in our worship, and by the way we live. As our Creator, He knows us and knows our every need. As our Heavenly Father, He loves us, provides for us, and cares for us. He wants the best for us. He is happy to guide our lives to be in harmony with Him and in harmony with the way in which we were created to live. As our Savior, He reached down in mercy to save us when we had gone astray. The works of our God are awesome. Let us praise Him and live for Him.