Daily Devotional: Psalms 19:1-6
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. 3 There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. 4 Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun, 5 which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. 6 It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is hidden from its heat.
Col 1:15-17 [Speaking of Jesus, the Son of God]
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
This Psalm is the one I quote or allude to more than any other in my teaching. It shows the irrefutable proof of intelligent design of the universe and the creation by God. We can hear God calling to us in every part of his handiwork. It might be plausible to say that one very small part of the world and the universe around us is the way it is by chance. But to say that it all happened by chance without any planning or design is absurd. The precision of the heavenly bodies is proof of God and leaves everyone without excuse, even if this were the only evidence we had.
The real caveat of this all is that when we accept the fact of a creator, we become accountable to him. If he is wise enough to design all that exists, is he not wise enough to tell us how to live? God is real and he is our guide in life. But his desire is that we live forever, with him in a place of eternal bliss and glory.
Jesus, the Son of God, was a part of the creation and he sustains it all. The world will end when and how God chooses for it to do so. The idea that somehow, we (mankind) will destroy our world is absurd and screams in disbelief. From the beginning in the Garden, we are told to be good stewards of what God has given us but He is still in control of it all. We serve a living and all-mighty God.
O Lord, I am filled with awe when I look into the sky and see the stars that stretch beyond my ability to see. To be able to identify and name them, shows me your wisdom in creation. To be able to predict within seconds when we will see the sun each morning has to be the work of your hand and I praise you for it all. Help me enjoy each season of the year. Thank you for the birds that sing, the flowers that bloom (even the wildflowers in the field), and for the beauty of your sunset each day. Thank you for loving me and taking care of me. I pray in Jesus name.