Norma Jean and I have returned from an amazing trip to Alaska. It’s been on our “bucket list” for a long time. And now it is a dream realized.
It was not only enjoyable, relaxing and breathtaking, but faith strengthening as well. Soon into the trip I knew my next word of the week for this blog was going to be “Creator.”
Many of the tour guides obviously buy into the theory of evolution with their explanations of the terrain, often confusing micro evolution with the macro evolution. Evolution simply means change. Indeed, there has been change through the course of the world’s history. There have been changes within kinds of animals. New species have evolved.
The amazing glaciers that have formed, receded, and continue to change over years, do not prove the general theory of evolution. They only remind us of change within the wonderful world wrought by our Creator.
The Bible does not really offer arguments for the existence of God and His creative work, but rather assumes it. The prophet Isaiah affirmed that “the everlasting God, the Lord” was indeed “the Creator of the ends of the earth” (Isa 40:28). Peter proclaimed God as our “faithful Creator” (1 Pet. 4:19).
Paul did argue that the divine attributes of God and his incredible power provide evidence of “the Creator, who is blessed forever” (Rom. 1:20)
From the first book of the Bible that states, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth ” (Gen 1:1), to the last book of the Bible, Revelation, God as the Creator is acknowledged, affirmed, and acclaimed with praise.
In the awesome and regal scene pictured in Revelation, John witnessed the 24 elders fall down before God’s throne and proclaim: “You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist and were created.” (Rev. 4:11)
For the past 10 days we been reminded that our God is the Creator of heaven and earth. The powerful ocean. The majestic mountains. The raging rivers. The sun that rules the day. And the moon as it beautifies the night.
The ecological footprint of God is seen in the order, design and intelligence of the plant and animal kingdom. Stories of the spawning of the salmon and the amazing journey of the little Arctic Tern shout that this world is not an accident. It was planned. Formed. And created. By God, the Creator.
The handiwork and wonder of the Creator is further observed in his creatures. We saw Moose, Caribou, Whales, Sea Lions, Dall Sheep, and even one bear. Genesis one reminds us of their origin.
The wise man was right when he admonished young people to “Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth” (Eccl. 12:1). Do not allow your education and the fanciful unproven theories of science to lead you astray from the simple truth of the Creator.
Let us join with the Levites of Nehemiah’s day who honored the Creator with these words:
“Stand up and bless the Lord your God
Forever and ever!
“Blessed be Your glorious name,
Which is exalted above all blessing and praise!
You alone are the Lord;
You have made heaven,
The heaven of heavens, with all their host,
The earth and everything on it,
The seas and all that is in them,
And You preserve them all.
The host of heaven worships You.
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman