A DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT by Pastor Scott
There Is No God?
For many people this is less a question than a statement. It reveals a perspective on how to interpret what is revealed around us and in us. How vast is the creation of God and how unique is the detail of each element? When we look with the eyes of faith we see the magnificence of God’s handiwork. Without the eyes of faith we may rush right by and ignore the unfathomable wonder of His work. Recently I read this segment in of one of Chuck Swindoll’s writings. See if it stirs you as it did me.
“There is no God. All of the wonders around us are accidental. No almighty hand made a thousand billion stars. They made themselves. No power keeps them on their steady course. The earth spins itself to keep the oceans from falling off toward the sun. Infants teach themselves to cry when they are hungry or hurt. A small flower invented itself so that we could extract digitalis for sick hearts. The earth gave itself day and night, tilted itself so that we get seasons. Without the magnetic poles man would be unable to navigate the trackless oceans of water and air, but they just grew there.
How about the sugar thermostat in the pancreas? It maintains a level of sugar in the blood sufficient for energy. Without it, all of us would fall into a coma and die. Why does snow sit on mountain-tops waiting for the warm spring sun to melt it at just the right time for the young crops in farms below to drink? A very lovely accident. The human heart will beat for 70 or 80 years without faltering. How does it get sufficient rest between beats? A kidney will filter poison from the blood, and leave good things alone. How does it know one from the other?
Who gave the human tongue flexibility to form words, and a brain to understand them, but denied it to all animals? Who showed a womb how to take the love of two persons and keep splitting a tiny ovum until, in time, a baby would have the proper number of fingers, eyes and ears and hair in the right places, and come into the world when it is strong enough to sustain life? There is no God?”
How can someone miss it? How can someone completely neglect the miracles of God or stand in opposition to the resplendent handiwork of the Creator?
God is surely not dead, not inert, or lethargic but dynamic, full of life and in action.
“The heavens are telling the glory of God and the firmament proclaim
his handiwork.” Psalm 19:1
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Eph. 2:10
The wonders of our God are so evident when seen through the eyes of faith. Wonder with me at all He has done and is doing. Wonder with me at how his grandeur in all its magnificence pales when compared to His love for us.
Wonder with me about our living God!