It Was No Accident
Read Romans 1:20 (ESV)
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.
What part of the natural world do you think speaks the loudest or the clearest of God’s perfect design?
Have you ever visited an art museum and wondered if the paintings just randomly developed over time on their own? Have you ever visited a bookstore and marveled at all of the books that were accidentally written? Of course not.
These scenarios seem ridiculous to us but they speak to the truth of the matter. Things do not create themselves. Especially things that are purposefully designed. For example, an author of a book doesn’t write down a random string of letters. He purposefully arranges the letters into words and the words into sentences. It is so intentional that it is obviously not an accident.
Likewise, the world could not have created itself and it didn’t come about accidentally. It is far too complex and much too specific in its design. Consider our DNA. It is an incredibly complex code that directs the functions of our bodies. Except for identical twins, no two humans have the exact same DNA. If DNA doesn’t point to our intelligent God being our Creator, I don’t know what does. DNA is an instruction manual for the development of our bodies. It is much more difficult to believe that a code developed over time by accident than to believe in an Author of the code.
But we don’t have to stop at just DNA to marvel at our Creator. Paul said that His “invisible attributes” are perceived in the things that He created. We can see His majesty in the mountains, His power in a storm, His vastness in the ocean, His beauty in the flowers, His faithfulness in the seasons, etc. In Psalm 19:1 David wrote, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” When we look up and look around, we see the evidence of God.
Spend some time looking around you today. Do you think this world really came about by chance? Was the earth created by a cosmic accident? Scripture does not support that. And creation itself testifies to the truth of Scripture.
God, You are awesome and powerful. Before time began, You were. Thank You for creating such a diverse, beautiful world. You made everything on purpose for a purpose. Amen.
~ Pastor Nat Crawford
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