Evolution and Creation
This morning when I awoke, my dog jumped up on the bed beside me and had his head laying beside my chest.
I was patting him and was looking into his face.
Strange, as I was doing that, I observed how God made it so that the thousands of hairs that surround his eyes are all perfectly aligned, so that not one of the thousands points inwards towards his eyes, but away.
Each is growing perfectly so that a perfect pattern is growing around his eyes, and not one looks out of place even though they point in all directions around his eyes.
Could this perfect symetry of hairs growing around the eyes of a dog happen by chance as evolutions would have us to believe?
Or is there a master designer who created the dog with a perfect growth pattern of hair around his eyes, with perfect pattern of colour as well?
Today is Valentines Day.
Many people’s thoughts will turn to their loved spouses and so they should. Christians also have another love we must not forget this day.
Jesus Christ is our first love and should always be in our hearts.
Do not forget to give Him thanks for the one He has given you to love and to cherish.
And do not forget to thank Him, who is love and for the Love He has demonstrated to you by dying on the cross for you so long ago. André
Food for Thought
Here is some food for thought.
May God use it to bless you, encourage and uplift you.
Recently while reading a book I came across these words in a fictional story about a Chinese man and an American business man who were once Harvard room mates. They were both standing on the Great Wall of China and the American saw the greatness and technical marvel of Chinese ingenuity. The Chinese saw the deaths of millions and the sorrow and pain of the slaves who built the wall.
The Chinese fellow said that we in the America’s only see what the Chinese authority wants us to see, we do not see the whole picture, we do not see what went behind the building of the wall.
We do not see the misery, the persecution of the Chinese Christians and of the poor in China.
He used the following to illustrate this point.
A frog was in a well.
A bird stopped to drink at the well.
They argued about how the sky looked.
The frog thought it looked very small.
The bird thought it was very big.
The bird could see the sky as it really was.
The frog could only see a part of it.
We also do not always see clearly as we think we do see.
I am reminded that our lives on this earth are a reflection of this story.
Especially our spiritual lives. We see and often act and react according to what the world, and to what Satan whispers in our ears.
Consequently more times than not we take the wrong step and we fall into sin.
As you know the result is pain and suffering, perhaps even death.
God cannot allow us to sin. He gives us ample opportunity to repent and come back to Him. But again, as often as not, we forget the bird in the sky view of what God sees and we listen to the words of Satan and of the world.
We hear only the views of the frog.
God has given us His instruction book to help us to walk as He would wish us to walk to avoid the pitfalls of sin.
We are fortunate in this day in age to have the Bible so available to us. Sadly it sits too often on the shelf collecting dust.
What good is an instruction book on the shelf if all it does is collect dust. It would be like a student trying to do repairs to the carburetor in your car without having first some instructions on how to do the repairs.
The result of course would be perhaps pain, suffering and quite possibly death.
The Chinese man said something interesting. He said: "The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right name."
As sinners we tend to want to give in to our sins, that is we want to hang on to them often because instead of seeing things as God sees them we believe the lies, and Satan, being the great deceiver that he is calls things the opposite of what things really are.
So where do we turn to, to learn and the truth. The Bible is God’s truth.
Ps. 111:10 says "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever."
Also Prov. 1:7 says: "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction." (both King James Version)
If we want to be wise and live a Godly life we need to follow the wisdom of God found only in the Bible. If we want His understanding and to live according to His commandments we need to be reading His Words.
A Bible sitting on the shelf collecting dust is as worthless as the car repair manual also collecting dust. It is totally worthless.
God instructed the people in the days of Joshua to put the words of the Lord in front of their eyes, to put them on their door posts and gates so that they will be forever reading them and learning His ways and words and instructions.
In so doing, they will by way of absorbing God’s words, begin to not only read, but also to live a godly life and thus avoid the pitfalls of sin.
Because, when you are reading and living, and breathing God’s Word daily, you are not falling into the well and only seeing a portion of what God wants you to see.
You are seeing and living the whole of Him.
And thus you will not fall into the temptations and snares of the world and the devil.
You will not be believing and listening to the lies and misrepresentation of the world and Satan.
God wants us to live a joyful life with Him as our Father and guide. He wants to be part of your life. He wants to live in you, and you in Him.
Take a moment and reflect and think hard on your own personal life and see if you are listening to the words of the frog or of the bird.
Perhaps you are listening to the frog and you are grappling and struggling with your sins, struggling with your addictions.
Perhaps it is time to climb out of the well of despair and fly and be as a bird and live your life the way God intended it to be.
We do not always see as clearly as we think we do when we are living in a well. But surely if we climb out and fly in the glory and brightness of the Lord, we will see things clearly as they are.
We will then ignore and walk away from the temptations and lusts of the world and be free. Jesus wants you to be free. He said the Truth shall set you free.
Do you want to be free?
Take that Bible now off of the shelf.
Dust it off.
Toss away things on your computer, books and things of the world that corrupt your mind, and begin a new day, a new way and fly and be free.
As one radio Bible broadcaster says: "Have a good and godly day; for what lasting value is a good day, if it is also not a godly day."
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