I was out for my walk to the neighborhood park yesterday when I noticed how several trees were growing together in one continuous rounded shape in perfect symmetry as if they were one tree. This way they can get the maximum sunlight possible without growing any bigger than necessary.
And I thought how amazing it is that God designed our earth, where everything works together so well in perfect balance. God created plants to use the carbon dioxide we expel and to create new oxygen for us to breathe. What a perfect balance! What if plants created another gas besides oxygen? We could not live.
When plants and animals die, their bodies decompose to form the soil that nourishes future life. God has provided all sorts of insects and microorganisms, such as worms, ants, and bacteria to decompose the dead matter to create the soil needed for plant growth. What if we did not have these decomposers to create new soil out of dead matter? Plants would run out of soil nutrients and could no longer grow and produce food and oxygen for us.
Even our planet’s position in the solar system is in perfect balance. We are the perfect distance from our sun to receive just the right amount of heat and light. The light nourishes our plants so they can produce food and oxygen for us. Our distance from the sun keeps our water system in balance. What if we were just a little too close to the sun? The oceans burn up and no life can be supported. Too far? Our planet freezes.
And because we are the perfect distance from the sun to maintain liquid water on earth, that water has its own balanced cycle, where it evaporates into the sky as clouds and then returns to the earth to water it, always being reused. Never lost. What would happen if each time we drank water, it was lost and not reusable? We would run out of water and die. There are so many other examples I could give but it would be too long here.
It really is amazing how God has created our planet, even our solar system in such perfect balance that it continually sustains life for us to live. Surely such perfect harmony could not be achieved by accident but was deliberately created for us so that we could live and for the glory of the Creator. Amen!
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – His eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has made, so that men are without excuse. Rom. 1:20 NIV84