When I was in school, I did not do great in Science. I mean, I didn't flunk the class, but I didn't excel in the homework, or even the tests. But I was still fascinated by nature, and how things work. I loved doing experiments, and I enjoyed television shows that explain scientific things in a very practical way. I still do. I don't have all of the technical terminology down, but I really enjoy seeing how things are, go, work, develop... It's just really cool to me. I see God's hand in everything from the smallest mechanics to the largest forms. Science reminds me of the miracle of it all.
Ironically, much of the scientific community, from the academic halls to the laboratories and industry periodicals, does not believe in God or a supreme being of some sort. In fact, a Pew Research survey from 2009 of scientists from the American Association for the Advancement of Science found that almost half of the scientists do not believe in God or a supreme being (42%). Contrast that with the general American public where about 95% believe in God or a supreme being. So nearly half of the people who have chosen a career to pursue knowledge about how the universe works do not believe in a Creator. Let that sink in for a minute. That would be like you reading this devotional and not believing that someone wrote it, but trying to figure out how it got here.
The fact is, God created the universe. And it is splendid. Many Christians find some level of amazement in it. But obviously scientists have an over the top appreciation for it. It is after all the way they put food on their table. But for many it is a passion to figure it out. Now honestly, there is a great mystery in creation, life, and the universe. Some of it is actually beyond our understanding. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't try to learn more about how nature works, and in turn learn more about who God is.
In the Psalms we find this passage...
"The Lord’s works are great, studied by all who delight in them.
All that He does is splendid and majestic; His righteousness endures forever."
God is so awesome, and His works are so spectacular, that they capture the interest, imagination and intellect of those who don't even believe in Him. It hurts to think that there are people who are trying to find the answers of the universe while covering their eyes to the truth of God. But it is still remarkable. The same Psalm goes on to say, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." (Psalms 111:10)
The fact is, God has created this expansive realm to draw our attention to Him. The key to finding the Father is Jesus. The key to the world finding Jesus is the Holy Spirit through the lives of believers. Christians are the key to helping everyone look into the microscope or telescope of life and see God.
We should be amazed at creation. Mostly we should love people, who are the crown of God's creation. When people study us, they should find a God who did not only create us, but recreated us and made us new. Today, be a great specimen of God's new creation.
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