Mar 28, 2007

Some things to marvel at

I love learning about God's awesome creation:
  • The horseshoe crab has sky-blue blood.
  • The pouch on a pelican's beak can hold up to 2 gallons of water.
  • A freshly hatched crocodile is three times longer than the egg it came from.
  • The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.
  • Frogs have an ear drum on the outside of their head.
  • Polar bears look white, but they actually have black skin.
  • Crickets have ears on their front legs.
  • A blue whale's tongue weighs more than an elephant.
  • A cockroach can survive 9 days without its head before it starves to death.
  • Some frogs squirt blood from their eyes when they are angry
As John Piper says in His sermon, The Pleasures of God in His Creation,

"What is this universe but the lavish demonstration of the incredible, incomparable, unimaginable exuberance and wisdom and power and greatness of God! And what a God He must be! What a God He must be!

Which brings me to the final statement.

God rejoices in the works of creation because they point us beyond themselves to God Himself.

God means for us to be stunned and awed by His work of creation. But not for its own sake. He means for us always to look at His creation and say: If the work of His hands is so full of wisdom and power and grandeur and majesty and beauty, what must this God be like in Himself!!

These are but the backside of His glory seen through a glass darkly. What will it be to see the Creator Himself! Not His works! Not even a billion galaxies will satisfy the human soul. God and God alone is the soul's end."

3 comments:

Stan said...

That really was fun! Thanks!

ann_in_grace said...

Wonderful examples, Sam. Look how everything points to the Creator, and nothing to a coincidence of evolution. For a believer it is yet another field of evidence, the extrabiblical one, that we do have a Father. And for an unbeliever - well, may he also see the truth before it is too late...

Samantha said...

Amen to that Ann