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EVIDENCE FOR GOD IN LIVING THINGS
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:13-14). I have been blessed to give birth to two healthy babies. To experience life growing inside you and being able to give birth to a human being is a miracle. To watch them grow in size and knowledge and abilities the first few years is astounding. In fact, children's brains develop connections faster in the first five years than at any other time in their lives. This is God's design to ensure the development of children.
Romans 1:19-20 tells us that we can know there is a God through the things he has made. “God's invisible qualities — his divine nature and eternal power — have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made.” We see evidence of God's design in every living creature. Everything God created has purpose and design. The Does God Exist? ministry has a whole series of “Dandy Designs” books about this, and they just scratch the surface.
I am not a scientist, and I do not have the vast knowledge on this subject that others have, but I can look at the world I live in and marvel at the endless variety, complexity, and beauty of the living creatures in the air, on land, and in the sea. We live in a world of magnificent colors, shapes, and designs of all kinds and sizes. The natural world we live in is an awesome display of God's creative processes and his love of beauty and design. As a layperson not trained in science, I can simply appreciate the wonder and beauty of our world. Intelligent design requires an intelligent designer. Chaos or happy coincidences did not create our world and the cosmos we observe.
I am now blessed to look at a grandchild and once again be amazed at the miracle of human life and the blessing of family. In the words of wisdom recorded in Proverbs 8:22-31, “The Lord possessed me [wisdom] at the beginning of his work … I was filled with delight day after day rejoicing always in his presence, rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind.”
— Cynthia Clayton
© Julie Marcussen
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