August 5, 2013

Creator and Creation

To discover who I am created to be, the first thing I have to do is look up at the one who created me because that’s where I’ll find all the clues as to why I was created. Romans 1:20 says, “For since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities – His eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” Paul was saying that when he looked at creation, he saw proof of God’s existence, because wherever there is a creation, there must be a creator.

In 1995, scientists pointed the Hubble Telescope into an empty patch of black space about the size of a grain of sand just above the handle of the Big Dipper constellation. They wanted to see how far the Hubble Telescope could reach and they were shocked when the pictures came back. That little patch of empty space wasn’t empty at all. It revealed over 1,000 previously unknown galaxies. Scientists now estimate there are over 125 billion galaxies in the visible universe. Each one of those contains over a billion stars. My little finite mind can’t even begin to grasp how big and powerful our Creator is. When I look at creation, I know that there is a Creator. Edwin Conklin, professor of Biology at Princeton University said, “The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of a dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing factory.” In fact, I believe it takes a lot more faith to be an atheist than it does to believe in God.

Through creation, we see that God is powerful and He has created a universe of uniqueness and variety. If you don’t believe it, just go to the mall, sit down on one of the benches and watch the variety of peculiar people walking by. God made you unique. So, through creation, we see that God is a creative God, but through Christ, we see that God is a caring God. When God invaded time and space 2,000 years ago, put on human flesh, and became one of us, we learn that God cares about us. Not only is God powerfully creative, but God personally cares. He cares about every detail of our life and He has a personal and purposeful plan for each one of us.