Wednesday Word for May 9

Ps. 19:1- “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”
 
I often wonder how anyone could believe that a “big bang” created the intricate and beautiful world in which we live. The more I learn and study, the more I fall in love with our Creator. Here are a few details for you to marvel at- Did you know that there are 228 separate and working muscles in a caterpillar’s head, there are around 300,000 lenses on a dragonfly’s eye, and there are more stars in the approximated 350 billion galaxies than there are grains of sand on earth?!
 
Besides being intricate and beautiful, our world is perfectly balanced to sustain life. The earth is the exact distance from the sun so that we neither burn up nor freeze instantly and it contains all the things we need to sustain us- water, food and oxygen, and plants to eliminate toxins.
 
There are amazing things taking place on our planet every single day, but we rarely take the time to notice or appreciate them. For example: The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is not just an exquisite light show, but also a life-saving phenomenon. The sun emits charged particles (radiation) in the direction of earth. These charged particles would cause certain death if they were to make it the earth’s surface, but instead the particles collide with earth’s magnetic field, causing the brilliant colored lights to adorn the night sky.
 
Now I know…you’re busy, I’m busy, everyone’s busy, but as the saying goes, “Take time to stop and smell the roses,” and perhaps take time to learn what makes a rose smell sweet. And when the birds awaken you with a song or when a sunset steals your breath, take time to praise God and to say “thank you” for this magnificent world that we get to temporarily call “home”.
 
-Abigail

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