The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the works of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. Psalm 19:1-4
There are many things in our world, our sky, and our universe that defy understanding. When I look at the night sky and see the Milky Way and identify the constellations of Orion, the Big Dipper, the Little Dipper, I am amazed at their placement, their predictable movement, and their beauty. In April 2019, scientists released pictures of a black hole. Before this year, it was thought black holes were too dark to ever see. As scientists uncover new, vast, and complex mysteries about our universe, they bear witness to a creator God. “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands,” Psalm 19:1. Being able to see a black hole fires my imagination and inspires me to worship the Lord, its creator.
A few weeks ago, I held my first grandchild for the very first time. When I think of all her body parts, blood, cells, tissues, bones, each hair on her head, each feature on her face, I am amazed at her beauty and perfection. “My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place; When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body,” Psalm 139:15. When I see the miracle of my newborn granddaughter, when I hold her in my arms, I’m compelled to respond with thanksgiving and to worship God, her creator.
The human body, the process of photosynthesis, the water cycle, the life cycle of plants, all point to a God who designed and created these complex systems. As we discover more about our intricate universe this knowledge directs us toward our God who created our universe, and our world. Look for a scientific discovery, or an unsolved mystery, that captures your imagination. Look into the research, read about it, look for God’s fingerprints within the mystery. Remember, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know it full well.” Psalm 139:14. God made us with intelligence. We are supposed to use it, discover mysteries, and solve problems. Allow scientific discoveries to awaken wonder in your soul, and praise the creator of our incredible world, our complex bodies, and our vast universe.
By Grace Hunter