I stood at one of the stalls at a craft market next to the national road. All over the ground were intricate wooden carvings of animals ranging from ten centimetre chameleons to two metre giraffes. Every one of these carvings was created by a skilled craftsman. We have no problem accepting that.
Imagine if I were to pick on a tourist and explain, “These just arrive here every weekend. No one makes them you know. They just create themselves out of dust.” My guess is that the tourist would put a speedy distance between us, and decide that some South Africans have very strange ideas. Yet some highly qualified people expect us to believe even more far-fetched ideas than this.
Paul Charles William Davies is an English physicist, writer and broadcaster, and currently a professor at the Arizona State University. He is quoted as saying, “Nobody knows how a mixture of lifeless chemicals spontaneously organized themselves into the first living cell.” Andrew Knoll, Fisher Professor of Natural History and a Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University, said, “We don’t really know how life originated on this planet.” Such erudite men, yet they don’t know where life came from. They honestly want us to believe we “spontaneously organized” ourselves into human beings.
Today, as you set to work, I challenge you to assemble the tools of your trade on your desk. If you are a writer, see to it that your computer and printer are switched on. Check your Internet connection. Put paper in the printer and make sure you have a full ink cartridge. Now stand back and watch for the results. Of course, if we’re to listen to the evolutionists, you may have to wait a billion or so years. But eventually, can you imagine the amazing story or article that could result?
That’s just plain silly!
Surely it is much simpler to believe the Bible’s explanation? There has to be a Master Craftsman behind the creation of every creature, including you and me. I don’t want to be a result of an accident, or some sort of spontaneous fluke. I love the idea that I have been planned and put together by a magnificent God. He knows why He created me. He knows what I’m capable of doing. And He will never expect me to cope with more than I’m able to deal with.
So rather than waiting a couple of billion years, today when you set to work, may I suggest you have a plan in mind, add some creativity, and produce something you can be proud of? A product that will cause you to stand back and say, “Hey! This is good. It’s very good.”
As you complete each project, each book, each article, take some time to admire it, enjoy it, and think, “With God’s help, I made this myself.” Then picture God looking down on you, taking pleasure in your enjoyment, and feeling proud of His creation.
PRAYER: Thank you Lord for making me a part of this amazing miracle we call Earth. Thank you for the incredible ingenuity and attention to detail which you used as you put it all together. What a magnificent creation this all is. But then, I wouldn’t have expected anything less from such a magnificent God. Amen.
First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss. God spoke: “Light!” And light appeared. God saw that light was good and separated light from dark. God named the light Day, he named the dark Night. It was evening, it was morning– Day One. (Genesis 1:1-5 MSG)