Jeremiah 10:12 (King James Version)
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.
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 you comprehend 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 tinier 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 minute 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).
Stop and think for just a moment. Here is this glorious Maker whom even the universe cannot contain. The universe is measured by the span of His hand, yet He is so detailed in His design of the tiny earth and His creatures that it leaves modern science baffled after years of study.
Now we can more clearly understand the psalmist when he states: "I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made" (Ps. 139:14).
Dear Lord We thank You that You have fearfully and wonderfully made us. We pray that we would never forget that fact. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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