IN THE BEGINNING – THE INTRICACIES
This picture really blesses me because it shows the simplicity of Yahweh. Nobody, aside from Yahweh Himself knows exactly he planned out the creation of the universe but we know that he did a wonderful work. Although we live in a fallen universe, there are still laws that govern all of creation and we know that when Yahweh finished on the Sixth Day of Creation, He was very satisfied with what He had made.
The scripture states that: “Yahweh uses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise.” People tend to look at the creation and they like to study the enormity of things that they find. They are fascinated by the grandeur of the Grand Canyon, and they wonder at the depths of the oceans or the heights of the Himalayas and they marvel at the vastness of the universe. Those things are wonderful, but there are other equally majestic things.
It is true that Yahweh proves His splendor by the heights, depths and size of all of the things that he has made, but he also planned out the intricate things. There is wonder in the structure of a leaf, how its veins spread out so evenly so that they can nourish the whole leaf. The cell is a wonder too, each one as complicated as a major city. The molecular structure of any object comprised of matter is majestic in its own right.
The hand is drawing what we would call a simple flowering plant, but in its own right, this simple plant is just as majestic as any planet orbiting any sun or any galaxy swirling in the vastness of space. Yahweh’s creation is so special that when He was planning its formation, He worked out every intricate detail, from the function and structure of the hydrogen atom to the very fabric of all space and time itself. He wants us to know that since he spent so much consideration on what we would consider an insignificant flower and stem, then how much more consideration has he concentrated on each and every unique individual that has ever or will ever walk on Earth.
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. For there isnot a word on my tongue, But behold, O LORD, You know it altogether. You have hedged me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. Suchknowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it.
Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, Youare there. If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me. If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,” Even the night shall be light about me; Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You.
Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God! Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men. For they speak against You wickedly; Your enemies takeYour name in vain. Do I not hate them, O LORD, who hate You? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You? I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them my enemies.
Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.