Day #7 – Awesome Wonders!


Seeing is believing

As I travel Route 66 I have seen some beautiful places and scenery.  Some things as simple as a tree lined road, rushing streams, incredible architecture make the journey fun and in many ways educational.  In the beauty of nature, God is revealed.

Dr. Francis Collins , the Director of the National Institute of Health (NIH), is a physician-geneticist noted for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the international Human Genome Project.  His work culminated with the completion of a finished sequence of the human DNA instruction book completed in April 2003.  I recently saw an interview he did with Chris Wallace.  What stood out to me is that when Dr. Collins studied DNA and all its intricacies, he saw the hand of God.  Science revealed God to Dr. Collins.

I always love hearing from people of science who share my faith in God.  I asked a good friend of mine years ago who was very involved in cancer research. How he came to faith.  I loved his response, “Chris, the more I studied the human body in medical school, the more I realized that there was more to this than a happen chance mixing of chemicals at the right temperatures over millions of years.”  I have heard similar “Ah Ha” moments from many others.  Faith does not mean you check your intelligence at the door.  In fact, I would suggest it is just the opposite.  Creation longs to open our eyes and our minds:

18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse (Romans 1:18-20).

So when I see the sky filled with stars, or stand on the top of a mountain, or see incredible geological formations, I stand in awe; no excuses.  Watch today’s video to get a glimpse of God’s incredible creation.

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