Have you experienced going out in nature? Let's say on a mountain, desert, or anywhere there are no manmade structures – just beautiful sceneries of God's creation.
What about looking up in the vast sky? Sometimes you try to count the stars. But you realize it's impossible to determine.
Having mentioned the sky and the stars, the scientists say that the Milky Way Galaxy alone has 100 to 400 billion stars. Then, including trillions of other galaxies, there are at least ten billion stars in the entire universe. Can you imagine that?
Well, that's how amazing God's creation is. As Psalm 19:1-3 says, "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard."
Yet, space is just one aspect of nature that reveals God's excellent work of creation. Another one is the biology of living organisms like humans.
Studying the human body through molecular biology, we can see trillions of cells and octillions of atoms. The organized and integrated systems interact with each other to facilitate bodily functions.
With this, the Psalmist writes in Psalm 139:13-14: "You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made."
Because of this, it's good to know that we didn't simply evolve out of anything or by accident like what the theory of evolution claims. Instead, God the Creator handcrafted us.
For this reason, Pastor Ted invites you to celebrate God's creation through the Creation Sabbath this October 22. This event is organized by the Seventh-day Adventist Church's Geoscience Research Institute (GRI).
Creation Sabbath is a special Sabbath set aside for us to focus on the central theme of the Bible – our Creator loves us, has earned salvation for us, and offers us eternal life. It is a special time of celebration to rejoice at what God has done, praise Him for the gifts He has provided us, and rest with Him in the beauty of creation.
With all these, let's join our worldwide church family in celebrating this special Sabbath.