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God of the Infinite…and Infinitesimal

Jeff Raymond on October 21, 2011 Comments (2)

“We can see what God is like through the universe He has made,” I explained as I read to the kids at bedtime tonight.  We talked about His power and wonder. 
“He made the earth by His power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.”  Jeremiah 51:15
I reminded them of the night in Oklahoma a couple of weeks back, when our host – an avid astronomer – set up his telescope for them to gaze into the heavens.  He began pointing out the immensity of the universe, the complexity of the galaxies, and the delicate balance of the forces holding the stars in place.

Tonight we also talked about His being everywhere and knowing everything, and that the Lord likes things done in a right way.  My son, having just started kindergarten, blew me away with his reading skills as he read this verse…
“The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon.  It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth” Psalm 74:16-17
The same family with the telescope allowed the kids to examine the intricate details of order and design as they looked through a microscope.  They “oohed” and “aahed” the beautiful patterns they saw as they checked out bugs, leaves, bird feathers and scorpions (like the one Becky found that morning in our bedroom).

The attributes of God are demonstrated in creation.  Who He is is reflected in that which He made – beauty, knowledge, creativity, power, wisdom…  Whether trying to comprehend the infinite reaches of the universe, or the microscopic complexity of the cell, God’s understanding is immeasurably beyond our own.  Those who try and explain away a Creator by scientific processes miss at one end or the other.  A “Big Bang” that makes sense to some as the origin of the stars and planets, falls dismally short in explaining the complexity of the eye of a fly.  A primordial soup that somehow generated complex single-cell life forms does nothing to account for the origin of the universe, and the very matter that theory had to start with.  It will take an eternity of bedtime stories to scratch the surface of God’s amazing creation.
 

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  1. Ted Allen November 3, 2011

    Wonderful perspective to share with your children, who are growing up in the ways of the Lord. God is an awesome creator and your ministry shows that so clearly in the faces of those you witness out in the mission field. Keep up the good work.

  2. Ted Allen November 3, 2011

    Wonderful perspective to share with your children, who are growing up in the ways of the Lord. God is an awesome creator and your ministry shows that so clearly in the faces of those you witness out in the mission field. Keep up the good work.

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