11, December 2018

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The Great Designer

‘The heavens are telling the glory of God; they are a marvellous display of His craftsmanship.’ Psalm 19:1 TLB

Whether you look at the universe through a telescope or a microscope, you discover that God is the great designer. Let’s look at three of the things He designed:

(1) Temperature. The sun’s surface is 5,500 degrees Celsius, and we’re 150 million km away from it—just the right distance. If the earth’s temperature was 30 degrees hotter or colder all life would cease. Think about it: why wasn’t the earth placed twice as far away, or twice as close?

(2) Rotation. We rotate 365 times a year as we pass around the sun. Suppose we only rotated 36 times? Well, our days and nights would be ten times as long. We’d be terribly hot on one side, unbearably cold on the other, and life as we know it would cease.

(3) Air. Oxygen constitutes 21 per cent of our atmosphere: the precise balance of air we need to breathe. Why not 50 per cent? Because the first time somebody lit a match we’d all be toast! So ask yourself, is the 21 per cent by accident or design? And if there’s a design then it follows that there must be a designer. And there is. Would you like to know Him? You can. At creation He revealed His great power, but at the cross He revealed His great love (John 3:16). Through Jesus His Son you can know the great designer personally and receive the gift of eternal life. If you don’t, you’ll enter a lost eternity. Any chance you’ll be an exception? None! The people in Heaven will be those who got there by choice, not chance. If you want to make that choice today, see vision.org.au/you-need-jesus

SoulFood: Gen 44–46, Jn 19:1–24, Ps 148:7–14, Ecc 5:4–6

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2019

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