God is creator

Micah and I have been home by ourselves for most of two Saturdays since Bryan and the girls have been gone for Cubetcha (the best named Rubik’s cube competition ever) and October’s Bible Quiz Meet (where my little nano took 4th individually). Since Micah doesn’t talk much, I’ve been listening to podcasts so someone will talk to me 🙂 I listened to one over on Family Life Today from John Piper on Marriage for the Glory of God. I now need to read several of his books (not because he promoted them, but because his teaching was really, really good). His main point is that we don’t spend enough time focused on God and His glory. And it was a good point, so I decided this Sunday to share a little with you about my wonder in God as Creator.

The Bible defines God as the creator of all things.

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Colossians 1:16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.

He created all things. He created the galaxies. We cannot count the stars, yet he spoke them into being. Some are large, some are small (comparitively). They are different colors and temperatures. They form pictures in the sky, on purpose, if I read my Bible right. He created the planets. He created planets that are cold, planets that are hot, planets that are both at different times. He created planets that swirl with storms, planets that are covered in ice, planets that boil with lava. He created planets that we can reach, and planets that we will never be able to reach. All for His glory.

He created thousands of kinds of beetles. Beetles! Surely 50 or 60 would be enough, but he made thousands of types of beetles. He made cells that contain tiny complex machines. I can’t even see cells and within them are complex machines. And all the cells he made in an organism are not the same. He made specialized cells with specialized purposes: armies of white blood cells, messenger nerve cells, protective skin cells. And all of these cells started from two half cells joined together.

Did you know that birds molt feathers in pairs, one from each side, so that their flight would not be unbalanced? Have you seen what ants can build taking out dirt, one ant-size bite at a time?

I once saw an ultrasound of my daughter at 10 weeks. She had little arms and legs and was bouncing around the womb. Each time the wand would come near her, she would scoot away so it wouldn’t squish her. She was amazing, and God had done that in 10 weeks. He built something infinitely more complex than a house or even a complex computer in 10 weeks. How long did it take us to build Watson, the famous supercomputer? Years, I’m sure, and then we need to add the years it has taken us to develop artificial intelligence. It took God one day to build a man and a woman, and not even the whole day as He had already made all the land animals that day. Since then, he’s been building people 9 months at a time, and even that I think is for our benefit to get used to the idea, obviously not because He needs all that time.

I can make food for my child, and I can regulate how much food he gets by supply and demand, and I can do all of this without thinking about it once (which is good because those first few months, you’re not really good at thinking stuff) because that is how God designed mommies to be.

And God makes these sunsets and sunrises every. single. day. for all parts of the world, and they all look unique. These sunsets and sunrises are so incredible (even though they are so everyday ordinary) that they have inspired artists for years, including my 10 year old. People have written songs about it for thousands of years

The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Psalm 19:1

God made mountains, deserts, tundras, grasslands, ice covered lands, forests, marshes. He made oceans, lakes, rivers, seas, puddles. His variety of landscapes is stunning and amazing. He made animals that travel on two feet and four feet. He made different kinds of feet for different terrains and purposes. All of it is amazing. Even looking at different parts of His creation, like the eye, is incredible.

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. Romans 1:20

God’s creation is stunning. It’s incredible. It’s so amazing that when we look at it, we don’t have any excuse for unbelief because the magnitude of creation makes it clear that God exists and that He is incredible, powerful, and way beyond us.

O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the works Thy hand hath made.
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee;
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

What facet of creation amazes you?

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