Like many believers, science documentaries both fascinate and frustrate me. It is wonderful to discover the glories of God's creative artistry and profound engineering. It is wearisome and at times enraging, however, to hear people of intellect ignore or refuse to acknowledge the Maker of all things.
"The invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things which are made, even His eternal power and godhead, so that they are without excuse" (Romans 1:20).
If our daughter Emmie, the artist in the family, held an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, I would have a difficult time suffering fools who propose that her work resulted from mindless forces of time, space, and energy rather than having originated in her beautiful heart. I wouldn't punch anybody in the nose, but I might be forced to make an announcement: "Attention please! For all you lunatics here today who believe that my daughter's beautiful artistry somehow spontaneously generated from nothingness, I sincerely hope that an antidote will one day be developed to counteract the effects of the stupid pills you've been swallowing. Until that day, listen up, lunatics! MY DAUGHTER MADE ALL THIS!!!"
I actually wouldn't be that disrespectful. But I'd feel this way, just as I do when listening to those who cannot and will not see "His eternal power and godhead" in "the things which are made." I want to scream at the television: "MY FATHER MADE ALL THIS!" Indeed, it is difficult to witness the often willful ignorance of those who should know better. It is even more difficult to see the art and labor of someone - Someone - you love ignored and disregarded. As the saying goes, "There's none so blind as those who will not see."
A.W. Tozer once wrote that "modern man bows to examine the earth rather than worship its Creator." There's nothing wrong with the examining, of course, so long as acknowledgement, praise, and adoration precede the science. In fact, no true science can ensue when the examiner determines to ignore the art and the engineering. Our Father made all this. OUR FATHER MADE ALL THIS! Creation is His masterpiece of beauty and technology. To see with understanding elicits loving awe, gratitude, and devotion. To see without seeing, well, none so blind…
"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God."
"Without Him was not anything made that was made."
Weekly Memory Verse
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."