"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge." Psalm 19:1-2 ESV
We have had some perfect weather days this past week; blue skies, gentle breezes, and bright sunshine. Janice and I take the dogs for walks around dusk each evening. It's an opportunity not only to exercise the dogs but also to appreciate the natural beauty of God's creation. At the end of these walks, we have witnessed some gorgeous sunsets.
Witness to God's existence is around us every day, proclaimed in the heavens and all his creation. Romans 1:19-20 says, "For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 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."
An alternative to God's creation of the universe, intelligent design, is the big bang theory. The simplest explanation of this theory comes from NASA, "The big bang is how astronomers explain the way the universe began. It is the idea that the universe began as just a single point, then expanded and stretched to grow as large as it is right now (and it could still be stretching)."* As we observe creation, and the order of our lives, what makes more sense, God who created an ordered universe, or a world created by a random event and chaos?
God, we are thankful for your creation. Each day we are provided with irrefutable evidence of your existence. We see your mighty works in the heavens, all the earth, and within each of us. Forgive us for taking your creation and your presence for granted. Amen.