The Perfect DesignJuly 1, 2023 2023-07-01 8:03
The Perfect Design
The Perfect Design
2 Before the mountains were born
or you brought forth the whole world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God. (NIV)
Today’s passage paints a picture of the grandiosity of our God. All that we know and all that future scientists will discover were created by our Lord. God spoke to Job in the Old Testament, asking, “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the Earth?” He set the boundaries of the sea, covering them with clouds within the infinite darkness and mystery. Another great question He asks Job is, “Have you ever given orders to the morning?” He directs when and where the sun appears to us as He holds the earth in perfect rotation. How big is our God?
The Lord wants us to be cognizant of His creative work. He is not only the Creator but also the Designer. Every component of creation was set to work in symbiotic harmony, sustaining itself so that His work of creation was finished by the sixth day. So perfect in design is the Creation that it requires no work. There are arguments about the time of creation. Was it a literal six days or figurative? To a large degree, it doesn’t matter. We learn from the language that all that we see and what generations after us will discover was done relatively quickly within the space-time continuum. Not only are all things possible for our God, all things are easy for Him.
We must let the lessons of creation embed themselves into the terrain of our hearts and mind. They need to sink deep and begin to grow under the surface to pierce through the hard places of our faith. The truth of Creation is peace and calm. If God can maintain all of creation by His wisdom to design and His power to implement, He can sustain and prosper us according to His design. He is the author and perfecter of our faith. As forest fires are needed to cleanse the earth, hardship is necessary to cleanse our souls. And as the life-giving warmth of the sun arises each morning so His glory shines anew in joyful moments.
Only when we abandon the design for Creation do we sabotage ourselves. We must live in communion with the Holy Spirit, allowing Him to move, guide, sustain, and prosper our minds, body, and spirit. Sin is a departure from the perfect blueprint for an abundant life.
Lord, teach me to live in harmony with Your plan for my life. Amen.