"In the beginning God created ..."
"... the heavens and the earth,
and all the host of them, were finished.
And on the seventh day God ended his work,"
Only human beings view nature with awe. We look up, we look around, we look down and we wonder.
The greatest wonder is the uniqueness and spectacular complexity of our own selves.
Believers know that all these things are the works of God. But the overarching phenomenon of them all must be our awareness of God.
Then there's procreation, particularly human procreation. For humans the production of a baby is their ultimate expression. Usually, parents are astounded by the miracle they have produced.
Believing parents know that it has more to do with God's work than their own.
David expressed it in his song to God:
"For you formed my inward parts; you covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are your works, and that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from you, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. and in your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me," Psalm 139'13-16.
Just think, mentally and physically, humans are made up of multiple highly complex systems working together, to perform the tasks for which they were created.
Without doubt, all things declare the glory of God. Especially humans who are redeemed.
However, there are those who object to anything being the work of a higher intelligence, let alone a Creator.
They reckon on the only other option, that every thing began by chance. Therefore, they claim that all things can be explained naturally. If not now, they definitely will be!
Their origin of life started with a chance event assumed to have happened when a combination of chemicals came together, cohered and became a living "thing".
And, again by chance, this non-creation is said to have begun replicating itself. "It" eventually produced every living thing that can be seen in nature all around the globe.
The fact is, chemicals cannot produce life. That is absolute. Anyone who claims that chemicals can produce life is faced with having to prove it.
Nevertheless, this "event" has managed to produce some astonishing things, such as the phenomena of male and female.
The phenomenon that tops the list of incredible natural happenings and miraculous processes, is procreation.
And, as every adult knows, initiating the procreation process requires the unique combining of male and female.
But another amazing thing is the unique complementary contributions that each of these two separate entities carry within themselves for the purpose.
Obviously, for the combining of their contributions to occur they must meet each other and must interact purposefully to achieve it.
This raises big questions, both simple and complex. Like, how did each independently-made contribution actually come about in the first place?
And, how and where did this couple's individual motivation originate that they seek each other out and interact in order to combine their contributions?
Animals, birds and insects "find" each other and initiate procreation and in spite of the odds against them they usually succeed.
Many plants disperse seeds that fall on the ground which, in the course of time, achieves procreation.
But many others are different because something is necessary to intervene and assist with the crucial combining.
That assistance is not only perfectly timed but carried out by agents doing it in total ignorance.
They could be called "ignorant third parties". Prime examples are Bees. As they collect honey, becoming coated with pollen, they carry a plant's contribution to another plant.
Thus the meeting and combining interactions of the plants is achieved. However, the Bees are working on their own behalf all the time.
Birds are another example.
The critical participation of ignorant third parties is miraculous indeed.
All around us every day in nature there are what can only be observed as being utter impossibilities (that's not including those ignorant third parties).
What happens when new-born animals are faced with finding their primary food source. And what is it that motivates them?
"Somehow" they successfully find their place of nurture and partake of the food source.
Just think of the blind journey to the mother's pouch that confronts new born Kangaroo "joeys".
Also, there's the example of the butterfly that flies away after they have survived the mysterious separate developmental stages of egg / caterpillar / chrysallis.
Achieving these things naturally would require overcoming utterly insurmountable problems. Only a Creator could make these impossibilities possible.
"For since the creation of the world
His invisible attributes are clearly seen,
being understood by the things that are made,
even His eternal power and Godhead,
so that they are without excuse,"
Prayer. Thank you heavenly Father, for your truly awesome Kingdom Creation.
In Jesus' name. Amen.
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