Summary: The Glory of God is seen in the world He made. All creation cries out to the glory of God.
April 20th, 2007
The Glory of God in Creation
I love the story of creation. You have God who created this amazing world and all of these different creatures. Looking at all these diverse creations we see just how creative our God really is. But the coolest part, my favorite part of the creation story is that God let’s us be a part of the process. This is just so cool to me. God the creator of the universe, who made everything in the world is willing to share in the creative process. He let’s us play a part and I would think it is really one of the coolest parts. God is so generous in that He allows us to name the animals. We get to help with creation. Man gets to name the animals. Ge 2:19 Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. Ge 2:20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field.
I would just love to see this. I would love to see how this all played out. So here is what I picture. God says to Adam: “Hey, I want you to name the animals.” Adam says: “Sure, no problem, bring em on.” So one by one God brings these animals by. Adam starts off: Rhinoceros, you know trying to impress God with his naming ability. God just standing there: “This is going to be a really long day.” Then there is this poor angel scribe who has to write all these down: “Rhino…ahh how do you spell that?” The next animal comes along “Hippopotamus.” God just keeps shaking His head. The day goes by and one by one Adam names the animals. Finally Adam is worn out. He has no energy left. He says “My creative juices are gone. I am all dried up. I don’t think I name any more animals.” God says: “Hold on…there’s just one more.” Out comes this furry little four legged creature. Adam: “Ohh….uhhh…I don’t know…I got nothing…I guess dog…” God smiles: “I like it! It’s me backwards! That one…is going to be your best friend.” Adam sits down to relax and another four legged little creature comes out. Adam was like: “Wait…I thought God said that was the last one…I guess I misunderstood or something.” He looks at this last creature and says: “I don’t know…I really can’t think of anything…I guess…cat.” God looks around a bit confused and says: “What? I didn’t make that.” Even if you are a cat person you have to admit, that’s funny.
This week we are looking at the glory of God in His creation. We are looking at just how brilliant and detailed God was in His creation of the world. God’s glory can be seen in that which He has created, and so we are going to look at just wow marvelous the world God made for us is.
Creation is truly an amazing thing. If you just take the time to look around you see how much diversity, how much beauty, how much creativity there is in the world that we live in. If you were to stop and notice all the aspects that go into life you would be blown away. Life is far more amazing than we sometimes give it credit for. The very fact that we have life, that the earth is able to sustain life, that we can even exist the way we do is nothing short of miraculous. We are fearfully and wonderfully made so much so that there is no excuse. There is no excuse for ignorance. There is no excuse for disbelief.
Consider this…of the billions upon billions of stars and galaxies in space, of all the ones that we know of not one is suitable for sustaining human life. The size, position, and tilt of the earth is a scientific phenomenon. Earth is the only planet that we know of that can sustain life and when you consider all the factors that alone is incredible. When you consider all of the elements that are necessary for life to exist…then there is no doubt that we have a creator. This world did not come to be by accident or change. A world as complex and diverse as ours did not come out of an explosion, or develop from a single ameba. Life itself is proof of the existence of a creator God and the creation is evidence of His glory. God has made His glory known through His creation.