DAY 285 OF 365 IN 2021
THE WONDER OF CREATION
It is fascinating to think that at present, in the body of a fully grown adult, there are about 206 bones, 600 muscles, 4000 tendons and 900 ligaments in place. A step even more microscopically, and we enter the world of cells where an estimated
30-40 trillion individual cells are at work. Each executing its task with robotic precision and accuracy.
Why the Biology lesson today? When you want someone to believe anything, your best bet is often to present it to them in believable terms: the perceptible, or the sensed realm. It is no argument that humans are creatures of the senses: what we see, hear, touch, smell and feel, contribute to the creation of the realities we perceive. And God is not ignorant of this. He created us, He is the master craftsman, He is the artist and author behind every single life.
Hence, we take the creation after which God said ‘it was very good’ and ponder on the architecture called man. We look at the totality, the complexity, the awe, the magnificence of that creation and like every brilliant piece of art, one can’t help but think deeply about the artist behind it.
In all of His creation therefore, God gives us a glimpse into His world, into His eternal Power and divine nature. He uses the visible to draw our attention to the invisible hence our text today ‘
For ever since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through His workmanship [all His creation, the wonderful things that He has made], so that they [who fail to believe and trust in Him] are without excuse and without defense. (Rom 1:20)
I know that creation at times does appear to be less reflective of the God who made it. Creation presents a distorted reality of the creator but if we truly perceive as God intended, He will become very present in the perceptible for He made the visible as evidence of His invisible attributes.