I see palm leaves. They scream out at me as ordered, as designed. They don’t look like they are a product of chance.
It got me thinking, surely if the world came from a randomness of nothing, then the world would appear to be random, but it doesn’t. Everywhere you look from the smallest fungi to the largest tree you see design, again and again and again.
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.
These palm leaves all follow the design, the oak trees all follow the design, humans all follow the design, everything follows the design. The only thing that alters the design is I think external chemicals and things humankind has brought into the equation, as well as wars that pull the balance off.
There must be more said for an ecological living, a living with a reduced carbon footprint.
Justin Welby recently said that the church of England should devote one day to fasting and prayer for ecological matters of the earth, and perhaps he is right. Perhaps our tinkering with this earth and all of its natural balances has thrown things off so much that there is nothing to do but pray and rely of God to once again sort us out.
Dear Father, help us all to see your magnificent glory in the earth. Help us to not go into denial about all your wondrous creation, and we pray that you help us to help the planet and bring it back to its natural balance.