Creation credit goes to God

Creation credit goes to God

As you are flying several miles above the earth, have you ever thought: Just how in the world does a hundreds-of-tons metal ship get its huge body off the ground and stay there?  And, how amazingly intelligent are all of those experts from the Wright brothers to today’s flight engineers?  All of that shared information has gotten millions of people around the world millions of times.  My mind went to how many rivets are required for the metal plates so they don’t fly off going 500 mph. 

How far the world has come in the 20th century!  To think that the Wright brothers flew their plane in 1903 and planes were used in war as early as 1911.  Today, we have spacecraft going to who knows how many parts of the universe.  And, satellites relaying so much information.  I wonder what is next!  I think, in my lifetime, that car manufacturing may be nearly obsolete and the Jetson’s scenario of hovercraft will be the norm.  Hopefully, I am not around for teleporting.  

Had to be a mastermind

So there has been some pretty impressive thought processes and trials and errors to figure out air travel.  Now, let’s take a look at things we did not create.  Consider gravity, wind direction speed, and air currents, storms and ice!  Aircraft engineers have to address all of these factors.  I took a class where we talked about the design of the earth and how it just didn’t magically happen.  Something intelligent had to be there to start it.  Like the parts of the aircraft are tagged for specific functions, one cell can’t just decide to tell itself that it will be lung tissue in a mammal or a component of dirt, air or water.  For any kind of order to happen, many scientists are now saying that the universe had to be made by a master creator.

Think how the air we breathe is a perfect combination of gases.  Air, combined with food and water, give us what we need to survive.  Animals are perfectly paired with their surroundings, giving them shelter, drink and food.  I am not a scientist whatsoever, but I do know that there is so much harmony between life that there is no way that all of it could have come into being without the most incredible genius at the helm.  

And, the Bible says that humans are made in God’s image (Genesis 1:27).  So, if humanity’s scruples are a fragment of God’s creative power, just imagine His intelligence!  Not only did God engineer the world, but also our galaxy and universe and who knows what else.  Nehemiah 9:6b: You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host …

Two male models showing both colors — medium gray and olive green — of Livin' Light's Wisdom Comes From Above T-shirt. They are also modeling the front and back. Proverbs 2:6
The owl conjures attention, but acknowledges that wisdom come from above, as stated in Proverbs 2:6: The Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Innate knowledge

He also put knowledge of Himself in every person.  The tough part is just recognizing Him, especially if we have not grown up in Christianity or were even discouraged from it.   Romans 1:20 (NLT) says: For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see His invisible qualities — His eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.  And, not only can we see a marvelous creation, but God managed to have people across thousands of years and thousands of miles relate stories to us that tell of Him and His plan for redemption.

Evidence of God

God’s signature is on so many things.  There is evidence all around, but we can go to creation in Genesis 3 to see concrete examples.  In verse 16, women get their curse from the Fall (NIV): I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children.  Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.  How many times do we want to tell our husbands what to do?  And, how many centuries have men largely ruled over women?  

In verse 17-19, He addresses men: Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.  It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.  By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground.  Now, most of us reading this are not farmers or hunter-gatherers, but still, we struggle to make a living to put food on the table.

Furthermore, when God confronted Adam and Eve for their sin, they were trying to hide from God in verse 10.  Where did we get that innate reaction that when we are caught wronging someone, we hide our heads, curl up and avoid the person we disappointed?  This is the arrival of shame and guilt into our world.  

That all sounds a little daunting.  But, in His loving kindness, God cares for each one of us by giving us His Word, that if we follow it, we will be fulfilled.  When you contemplate the world and just how incredibly awesome it is, you recognize the Artist’s hand and realize just how much He loves us that He created such a magnificent place for us to inhabit and enjoy!  

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Leigh An Coplin has been a Christian since she can remember and continues to grow in her love for God every day.  With God as her guide, she started Livin’ Light, a Christian apparel business and online resource.  She has a B.A. in Journalism from Texas Tech University and has worked at the Lee’s Summit Journal, Pacific Business News and The Honolulu Advertiser.  Leigh An lives in the greater Orlando area.