Posts Tagged ‘evolution’

  

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”(Genesis‬ ‭1:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬)

In 1909, paleontologist Charles Doolittle Walcott made an amazing find of fossils in Canada. He shipped over 60,000 pieces to the Smithsonian Museum where he kept his find a secret until his death. Once discovered, Walcott’s work was revived and several publications began ballyhooing “Biology’s Big Bang”.

One fascinating report was the Dec. 4, 1995, edition of TIME Magazine, which stated thus:

“In a burst of creativity like nothing before or since, nature appears to have sketched out the blueprints for virtually the whole of the animal kingdom. This explosion of biological diversity is described by scientists as biology’s Big Bang…There is no fossil record of life above the single cell and the brief appearance of the Ediacaran Fauna before the Cambrian explosion. There is no record of new phyla emerging later on, not even in the wake of mass extinction that occurred 250 million years ago, at the end of the Permian period.”

Without transitionary fossils, science is left wondering at the sudden appearance of life. But for the Christian, we know it as Creation, described in Genesis! God has a design for all life, including yours, and it’s still being unveiled today! Study deeper on God’s intelligent designs! You are loved! (9/1/15)

  

“Azor was the father of Zadok. Zadok was the father of Akim. Akim was the father of Eliud.” (Matthew‬ ‭1:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

Many, many years ago, a guy named Luigi da Porto wrote a story about a tragically fated romance. Later, Italian writer Matteo Bandello released a novella based on da Porto’s story. This version inspired Pierre Boaistuau to write a poem regarding tragic love. Then in line with these guys, Arthur Brooke published a narrative poem in the same line of thought but his would not be the last. For his poem, The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet, would later inspire one more guy who would render the final telling of the tale, which was none other than William Shakespeare and his dramatic production, Romeo and Juliet!

Most of the modern world has heard of Shakespeare and his classical story, but we seldom realize all the hands of inspiration that made it happen. The same is with the life of Jesus. The text from Matthew is but a clip from a rather boring bit of genealogy. Upon closer inspection, however, you realize that these guys were important because they were Jesus’ many-great grandfathers on Joseph’s side! While seemingly insignificant, their story is necessary so that a righteous and good man would marry a pregnant teenage girl and help raise the Savior of the world!

You and your life story matters! While seeming pale and paltry, your life enriches those around you. Allow God to use you to create greater love stories in the world! You are loved!