Today is my Birthday, and such a day deserves a reflection on who, how and why we are on planet earth. I shudder to think our origin came from a cosmic big bang up through the chain from tadpoles to apes and poof humanity is born with no more meaning to the universe than a sickle cell. Seems like one would have to entertain a whole lot of misguided faith to embrace Darwinism.
I love this quote by David Berlinski, it brilliantly puts into words the sheer improbability of evolution.
"At some time in the history of the universe, there were no human minds, and at some time later, there were. Within the blink of a cosmic eye, a universe in which all was chaos and void came to include hunches, beliefs, sentiments, raw sensations, pains, emotions, wishes, ideas, images, inferences, the feel of rubber, Schadenfreude, and the taste of banana ice cream."
Think about that statement for a moment. It captures the intricacies and marvels of being human. The idea of random mutation is an insult to how truly incredible we are, made in the very image of God. How about we take that same amount of faith and apply it towards open-minded thinking and a truth that makes far more sense—We have been created with Intelligent Design by—Our Maker God!
FOR THE SEEKER OR SKEPTIC
Wouldn't you like to know you are of utmost importance? It is true. God our Maker created you with a uniqueness and beauty all your own. Ps. 139: 13-14 says, "For you (God) created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you (God) because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful." NIV You are not a random mutation but a WONDERFUL CREATION.
A clear distinction between the chimpanzee and humanity lies in the fact they are behind the bars of a cage in a zoo, not the other way around. Genesis 1:26 God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." In other words, you are made in God's image and you have dominion over the animal kingdom with the responsibility to care for them.
I would encourage you to watch two short videos (the links are below) called "Journey inside the cell," and "Darwin's Dilemma." The sheer complexity of one cell screams out intelligent design. This universe did not just happen. Information is also given to prove the impossibility of Darwin's theory. Since most scientists do not want to humble themselves enough to admit there is One far more intelligent than them, they hang on to a theory so easily debunked with little evidence to substantiate this antiquated 19th century antidote.
You are of far more importance than you imagine. Our Maker God made you distinctly different from the animal kingdom in that you have a soul that will live forever, and you were created for relationship with the God. He longs to hear your voice.
Call out to the one who knows and loves you, the one who created you. Don't be surprised when Your Maker answers your sincere prayer with the peace of His presence.
FOR THE BELIEVER
Here are some beautiful words to soak in this week as you slow down and ponder yet another name of God—Our wonderful Maker.
-Ps. 95:3-6 For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In His hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to Him. The sea is His, for He made it, and His hands formed the dry land. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. NIV
Remind yourself that you are a beautiful creation whether outwardly the world would view you that way or not. The greatest beauty lies within a soul given to God in surrender. Capture the truth that Our Maker lives within you and you exude His love to every person you meet today. That quality is highly attractive, incredibly infectious and so needed in this lost world.
-Isaiah 17:7 says that a day will come when men will look to their Maker and turn their eyes to the Holy One of Israel.NIV Let's be those faithful ones that lift our eyes today and every day out of love, with our hearts in tune, and our souls open to relationship. A deep craving ignites when the simple obedience of calling out to "Our Maker" in reverence is a daily habit. Like a caterpillar that crawls laboriously upon the ground, a metamorphous takes place when we choose to praise Our Maker. Butterfly wings emerge and we find the ability to fly above the hardships of life.
-Job 4:17 was the first reference to the name Our Maker. "Can a mortal be more righteous than God? Can a man be more pure than his Maker?" NIV
The name Our Maker is similar to the name Creator but is more personal, setting aside the fact God created everything out of nothing, to say lovingly that He is Our Maker and humanity is special to Him.
Share your stories with me, as you call out and hear from Our Maker. There is power in the name.
1) Elohim-God - October 1, 2018
2) Abba Father - October 15, 2018
3) El Shaddai - October 22, 2018
4) The Truth - October 28, 2018
5) The Alpha & Omega - Nov. 5, 2018
6) Jehovah-Shalom - Nov. 12, 2018
7) God of All Comfort - Nov. 19,2018
8) The Rock - Nov. 26, 2018
9) Our Maker - Dec. 3, 2018