The Bible clearly tells us that the heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows the work of His hands. The Bible begins with these words, “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” Thus, the ownership and maintenance of this universe belongs exclusively to God. The Bible knows nothing of the popular idea that the earth is our mother. I do not say this today with any kind of a proverbial “chip on my shoulder” or “ax to grind” with environmentalists or nature lovers. As a born again Christian, I love The Creator and stand in awe of His creation. The prophet Isaiah said, “Lift up your eyes on high, and behold Who hath created these things, the brings out their host by number: He called them all by names by the greatness of His might, for that He is strong in power; not one fails!” What a tremendous description of the greatness of our God and the wonder of His creation.
The study and exploration of this universe is an endeavor of endless joy and amazement that points to our glorious and majestic Creator. In the book of Revelation, the heavenly throng declares, “Thou art worthy O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they were created.” Neither Mother Earth or evolution are words that are found or used in heaven’s vocabulary anywhere in Scripture. In fact,when the Psalmist mentions the angels, the moon and sun and stars, they are told to “Praise The Name of The Lord, for He commanded, and they were created.” The reality of the universe’s size and and complexity staggers the human mind. The Scriptures clearly teach that Almighty God not only created this universe, it also teaches that He is presently unfolding all things by His power as well. While it is true that there are patterns of planetary orbits and many other tremendous scientific discoveries regarding things in the heavens above and on earth, in reality these patterns or systems are not being held together by mere impersonal forces of Mother Nature, but by Almighty God. Oh, I love to watch Discovery Channel programs about the universe, or the animal kingdom. I can only say, glory to God in the highest!
But this truth about creation is not to be taken as impersonal and having no bearing on our lives as human beings. The truth about creation and our Creator has important moral considerations attached to it. You see, if there is no God, no Creator, than you and I are one big accident spinning around on this globe called Planet Earth with no real purpose or hope. Apart from God, we make up our own sets of right and wrong. The bad fruit of living on a planet that is being governed by man apart from God is evident and terrifying. But this God of Creation is also the God Who has left us with His written Word that is “a lantern unto our feet and a light unto our paths.” In a day and age when our youth have all but lost their moral compass, The Loving God and Creator says to them, “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth before the evil days come” Oh, how we need to return to this Almighty Creator once again before an entire generation of souls is lost to the lie of Mother Earth, evolution and a myriad of godless philosophies.
Jesus Christ is described in Colossians this way: “By Him were all things created.” It goes on to say that all things were created by Him and for Him. The Psalmist tells you, dear reader, that you were “fearfully and wonderfully made” by God. You were made to know God and love God. In other words, outside of knowing Christ as Creator and Lord, our lives are truly “out of their moral orbits.” This same Creator Jesus, Who was also God manifest in human flesh, became a Man to die on the cross for all of our sins in order that we, by God’s grace through faith in Him, could be forgiven and restored to fellowship with His Father and walk in newness of life. You see beloved, the universe was not created to proclaim the message of Mother Earth, but the greatness and love of our Creator God for His creation. The marvel and wonder of creation is intended to draw our attention to the superior message of the wonder and marvel of redemption in and through faith in our Creator and Lord Christ Jesus.
When a person turns to Jesus Christ in faith, they begin a life of sheer wonder. A wonder that will last throughout all of eternity when He becomes the consummation of all creation itself, and the Grand Object of all worship and praise and glory and honor. Dear reader, bow in wonder today as you breath His air into your lungs. Reach out with the hand of faith and experience the reality of His mercy and saving grace in your souls. Dear brother and sister in Christ, marvel afresh at the wonder of God’s grace towards you today through Jesus. What a wonderful Maker. What a wonderful Savior!