The earth spins around like a top at a speed of about 1,000 miles per hour. This spinning is what makes our days and nights. If it slowed down gradually through the years our days would become so long that the sun would burn our vegetation during the day or freeze all vegetation during the long nights.
The earth tilts to one side as it goes around the sun. It is this tilt that makes the seasons. If it were not tilted 23½ degrees, vapors from the ocean would move north and south, piling up continents of ice.
Most of the time, the moon is about 237,000 miles from the earth. As it revolves around the earth it exerts a “pull.” This “pull” causes tides - the rise and fall of the oceans. If the moon were not at the exact distance it is from the earth the tides would completely overflow the land twice a day.
The earth is a great storage facility. Its resources produce the foods we eat. It contains the fuels we need for heating and transportation. It has the minerals we need for survival hidden beneath its soil. It grows the lumber we need for building homes. Its vegetation purifies the air we breathe by removing various impurities that would suffocate us.
Can all this be the result of an accident? Was there a “big bang” that threw “things” up into the air and when things settled down there were form and function? Or was the Psalmist right when he wrote, “How many are Your works, O Lord! In wisdom You made them all.”
Prayer: It is amazing, Lord, how carefully You planned everything to fit together perfectly to reflect Your wisdom. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 104:24 How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.