GOD’S WORD FOR OCTOBER 30
GOD’S WORD FOR OCTOBER 30 ~ ~ Psalm 147:5~ ~ “Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.”
What do bats and porpoises have in common, besides “flying” in different environments? The answer is radar.
Science has long known that the porpoise navigates using sonar (radar in water). But recently they have found that they have a fatty, disc shaped organ in the middle of their foreheads that is able to shape and focus the sound waves used in their sonar.
When the porpoise generates sound waves, they are conducted by bones in the mammal’s forehead to this disc, which then changes shape to focus and aim the sound waves. The returning echo allows the porpoise to literally see an image.
The porpoise’s brain is very highly developed, and because of the nature of sound waves, scientists suspect that a porpoise could not only see a fish but very likely make out some details of its internal organs!
There is no end to the fantastic things in creation in all areas. When I see people attributing these things to “random events by an unknown power” it breaks my heart.
The “unknown power” Who created all this became man, and suffered more than we can even imagine, for each of us. That was not random, nor is He unknown. Even so-called atheists have two internal witnesses to their Creator and Savior, Jesus Christ.
One is the external vision of creation itself. We’re told this in Romans 1:20
“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:”
Because no one, using their God-given brain, could attribute the beauties and magnificence of creation to a “big bang”, or “it just happened”.
The other is our God-given conscience. While we have the choice to listen to our conscience or not, we cannot deny its existence, nor the existence of God in reality because it is speaking to us. We have a profound knowledge of God whether we want to admit it or not. That is how we’re created.
Thus the judgment is that no person is exempt from the necessity of repenting of our sin and relying on the salvation of Jesus Christ to be saved. No one.
So, just as the porpoise can sense things through the reflection of his own actions via sonar, so our actions, or lack of them, will come back to us at the end of our life, because there is no second chance.
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:”