Anne and I enjoy watching a programme on BBC 1 called “The Blue Planet.” We marvel at two things: 1. The Wonder of God`s Creation. 2. How so many exclude God as Creator and Sustainer of all things. Following quote from Moody’s Bible Institute of Science (THE WONDERS OF GOD’S CREATION).
“Water…colorless, odorless and without taste, and yet no living thing can survive without it. Plants, animals and human beings consist mostly of water (about two-thirds of the human body is water). You’ll see why the characteristics of water are uniquely suited to life:
It has an unusually high boiling point and freezing point. Water allows us to live in an environment of fluctuating temperature changes, while keeping our bodies a steady 98.6 degrees.
Water is a universal solvent. This property of water means that thousands of chemicals, minerals and nutrients can be carried throughout our bodies and into the smallest blood vessels.
Water is also chemically neutral. Without affecting the makeup of the substances it carries, water enables food, medicines and minerals to be absorbed and used by the body.
Water has a unique surface tension. Water in plants can therefore flow upward against gravity, bringing life-giving water and nutrients to the top of even the tallest trees.
Water freezes from the top down and floats, so fish can live in the winter.
Ninety-seven percent of the Earth’s water is in the oceans. But on our Earth, there is a system designed which removes salt from the water and then distributes that water throughout the globe. Evaporation takes the ocean waters, leaving the salt, and forms clouds which are easily moved by the wind to disperse water over the land, for vegetation, animals and people. It is a system of purification and supply that sustains life on this planet, a system of recycled and reused water.”
Note Colossians 1:16a “For by Him (Jesus Christ) all things were created…”
During Jesus` conversation with a Samaritan woman in John 4 and after requesting that she draw some water from a well He turned her attention to “Living Water” 4:10, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked Him and He would have given you living water.” 13-14, “Everyone who drinks this (well water) will be thirsty again but whoever drinks the water I give Him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” Take time this Christmas Season and consider God the Creator and Sustainer of all things who came to Earth, born as a baby (veiled in human flesh) at Bethlehem to be our Saviour. “Emmanuel (God with us)”. Will you Respond to His Call to be your Saviour and Lord?
A friend of my sister Nancy wrote the follow song. Let the words grip your soul!
Graham Kendrick: “Meekness and Majesty” “Meekness and majesty, human and deity, in perfect harmony the one who is God. Lord of eternity dwells in humanity, kneels in humility and washes our feet. Wisdom unsearchable, God the invisible, love indestructible in frailty appears, Lord of infinity, stooping so tenderly lifts our humanity to the heights of his throne. O what a mystery. Meekness and majesty. Bow down and worship, for this is your God. Amen!
Your friend and Pastor