Our mortal minds can not begin to understand the immensity of God’s creations. At 9,500 feet above sea level, the view of our galaxy, the Milky Way, was spectacular last night. Some suggest there are 60 billion habitable planets in the Milky Way and that there are ten thousand billion billion habitable planets in the observable universe. These observations strengthen my faith in God’s divine creation and purpose for His children. Somehow despite the unfathomable number of God’s creations, I know that He is aware of me and loves me as an individual.
Some are not able to see God’s divine hand in all that surrounds us. They try to attribute the treasures of creation to the limited reach of our scientific theories. Our very limited understanding, carefully wrapped in our arrogance, must be amusing to God. Why don’t you try it? Take a few shades of red and allow yourself some shadows. Can you create the majestically beautiful red rose? Even if you can put it on canvas, can you take the next step and make it a living miracle that grows and reproduces? And yet the red rose is just the beginning of this amazingly complex and integrated world of beauty that we call earth.
The details of God’s beautiful creations are myriad. A single human being, during an entire lifetime, will experience but a small percentage of God’s inspiring earthly touches. Yet many of this earth’s treasures are right before us. If we choose to “see”, our lives will be richly blessed.
Life is an absolute miracle. The divine origin of life can not be explained away by scientific evidence nor theories. Think of the lowly humming bird, a diminutive creature that only occasionally crosses our radar. The humming bird is amazing! Its tiny wings flap at a rate of 50-200 times per second, allowing them to fly backwards and upside down at up to 34 miles per hour! Their heart rate can be greater than 1,200 times per minute! To sustain this activity, they have nearly the highest metabolic rate of all animals, consuming more than their own weight in nectar each day. My limited understanding of the humming bird helps me see the miracle of life on this earth. And God’s greatest creations, man and woman, are much more complex than the little humming bird. Indeed our lives are a miracle and we are all of divine origin.
Many in the world work to “prove” there is no God and there is no life after this earthly existence. I recently visited the grave site of my sweet mother, Karlene, who passed away in 2009. In 2011 we lost our dear son David. The loss of these precious loved ones has opened my eyes and heart more fully to the reality of life beyond this mortal journey. I know we will live in a spirit realm after this life and I know that spirit realm is closely intertwined with our current earthly sphere. There are important interchanges between these two worlds every day. Some would day that death is the end and proves there is no God. But death has had the opposite effect on me, strengthening my faith and trust in the Lord and in His eternal plan for us.