Jeremiah 10:12 (New International Version)
But God made the earth by his power;
he founded the world by his wisdom
and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
Not only are the greatness and power of God’s glory seen in creation but also His great wisdom and knowledge. Science has spent years and expended vast amounts of money to study the workings of this natural world. God's designs and building blocks remain a marvel.
All forms of created life are based on cells. Cells are the building blocks of the human body, plants, animals, and every other living thing. The human body, which in itself is an engineering wonder, contains about 100,000,000,000,000 cells (Can your arms around that number?) of which there are a vast variety. In His wisdom, He designated these cells to perform specific tasks. They grow, multiply, and eventually die-right on schedule.
Though invisible to the naked eye, cells are not the smallest particles known to man. Cells consist of numerous smaller structures called molecules, and molecules are comprised of even smaller structures called elements-and within elements can be found even tinier structures called atoms.
Atoms are so small that the period at the end of this sentence contains more than a billion of them. As small as an atom is, it is made up almost entirely of empty space. The rest of the atom is composed of protons, neutrons, and electrons. Protons and neutrons are found clustered together in a minuscule and extremely dense nucleus at the very center of the atom. Little bundles of energy called electrons whiz around this nucleus at the speed of light. These are the core building blocks that hold all things together.
So where does the atom get its energy? And what force holds its energetic particles together? Scientists call it atomic energy. This is merely a scientific term to describe what they cannot explain. For God has already said He is "upholding all things by the word of His power" (Heb. 1:3). Colossians 1:17 says, "In him all things hold together" (NIV).
Let’s take a minute to think about this. The universe which is made by God can not contain Him. The universe is measured by the span of His hand, yet the detail in the design of the tiny earth and its creatures leaves modern science baffled after years of study.
Now we can understand the psalmist when he states: "I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made" (Ps. 139:14). You can also see, especially in this dispensation with all the scientific knowledge we have amassed to date, why the Word says, "The fool has said in his heart, `There is no God"' (Ps. 14:1).
Dear Lord Thank You for creating us and a complex place in which we live. We want to take the time today to thank You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.