Studying Creation and the Creator

Author: Abby Ciona — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: January 3, 2022

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Studying Creation and the Creator

As Christians, how should we approach science? From forests to soil, seas to sky, planets to microorganisms, to you and me, God’s creation is incredible! God calls us to be caretakers of His creation, and to best take care of something and appreciate it, we have to understand it. But first, we have to acknowledge that our human interpretations and understandings of the world are imperfect and incomplete. Until Jesus returns, we will never fully understand how the natural world works, just like we will never fully understand the Bible. But that shouldn’t stop us from studying and exploring what God has given us. When we come across something that doesn’t make sense, it helps to remember that God’s ways are higher than ours (Isaiah 55:8-9). If there seems to be conflict between our interpretations of science and our interpretations of the Bible, there’s probably something we’ve missed—or haven’t discovered yet. Sometimes, it might seem like science disproves what God says, but this is just because we don’t know all there is to know. As we search for answers, we can rest on God and His Word. The Creator knows everything about His creation, and He is master of all (Psalm 24:1). We need to remember that the Bible is not a science textbook; it’s God’s story of redeeming the world through Jesus. Science helps us understand God’s creation, and that helps us learn more about God—His creation reflects His character. The complexity, detail, structure, beauty, and imagination in creation all point to the awesome One who crafted it. But creation also shows the brokenness caused by sin. God made all things good, but when people went against God, death and decay and violence entered the world. But God wanted to restore all of creation, including us. So Jesus, God the Son, came to live among us as a human. Out of His great love, He suffered and died for us. Yet death couldn’t hold the all-powerful Creator. Jesus rose from the dead, and anyone who puts their trust in Jesus will also raise back to life when Jesus returns to make everything new! Far more important than knowing exactly how the world works or how everything was created is knowing the One who created it all. God made everything with a purpose: to glorify Him. The God who is in complete control of the universe wants us to know His love deeply. As Christians, we can explore, appreciate, and care for God’s creation through science, recognizing that God is the Creator and Restorer of everything. • Abby Ciona • Where have you seen God’s goodness in creation? Where have you seen brokenness? The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Psalm 19:1 (NLT)


Read Verses:

Psalm 8; Romans 8:18-Romans 8:23; Colossians 1:15-Colossians 1:17; Psalm 19:1