52 Weeks: #10 Amazing Designs!

March 07, 2015  •  1 Comment

I love being outdoors!   We are blessed to live near several parks and wildlife reserves.  With camera in tow, we spend many of our free hours refreshing and restoring our minds and bodies in these beautiful settings.  As we stroll through these natural places that have only lightly been altered by human hands, evidence of a greater designer is abundant.

Mirriam-Webster Dictionary has this to say about design:  it is

  • An underlying scheme that governs functioning, developing, or unfolding
  • A plan or protocol for carrying out or accomplishing something
  • The arrangement of elements or details in a product or work of art
  • A decorative pattern
  • The creative art of executing aesthetic or functional designs

So, design serves a purpose, is decorative, and creative.  In contrast, chaos and randomness have no perceivable purpose or design.  Design, then, by definition, requires intentional thought, which in turn, requires an intelligent source.  Design requires a designer. 

A simple illustration:  Suppose I told you that on one of my many nature walks I came upon this scene that had just randomly occurred:

You'd probably laugh and say "yeah, right!"  or question my intellect if I asserted that I truly believed this design was by accident.  Clearly, someone placed these shells into the design.  The chances of this kind of design happening by accident are very slim to none.  No reasonably, thoughtful person would assume this just happened by accident.

Yet, consider this design:

What about this?  Is the evidence of the design any different from the pattern of the shells on the rock?

This week's readings continually assert God as Designer of the universe.  Consider these words and gaze on these amazing designs.

"For His invisible attributes,

namely His eternal power

and divine nature,

have been clearly perceived

ever since the

creation of the world

in the things that have been made

so they are without excuse."

Romans 1:20

 

 

 

 

"Who has given

a gift to Him

that He might be repaid?

For from Him and

through Him and

to Him

are all things. 

To Him be glory forever,

amen." 

Romans 11:35

 

 

"You, O Lord,

laid the foundation

of the earth

in the beginning

and the heavens

are the work

of your hands." 

Hebrews 1:10

 

 

 

Thanks be to our Designer and Creator for providing amazing beauty and function in our world. 

 

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Thanks for reading.  To read more of the 52 Week Challenge, visit my blog page.

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Thanks!

Rachel

 


Comments

Lisa Lipford Carter(non-registered)
My favorite so far! These are the exact verses I often used in my science classes for 30 years. Science is just the study of the creation and proof of the existence of a creator. Loved the beautiful pictures you chose to illustrate your verses. Lisa
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