Time is Relative

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‭‭Psalms‬ ‭90:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Time is Relative

Normally I remember specific dates, such as birthdays and anniversaries. After a merger of the calendars of multiple people on my smart phone which made every day notable, I started thinking about dates and time in general. We tend to approach time as if it were cyclical, since many of our time references make orbits around other objects. Certainly our universe and our beings were created with these time stamps. Scientists say our amygdala (part of the temporal lobes of our brains) accounts for our perception of time as it records new memories at varying rates that make time seem fast or slow depending on whether there are few or many new memories being stored. According to some theories, time travel may be possible, through parallel universes. There are certainly times that I would like to change, but my hope is in God, Who is timeless.

Natural Beauty

93B32937-C373-424F-B184-9484AB9EB608“You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.”
‭‭Leviticus‬ ‭19:28‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Natural Beauty

Our society advocates for external appearance and outward signs of whatever happens to be in style. While I believe we should all look and act our best, it seems we have become too obsessed with image and not appreciative of natural beauty. Surrounding us is a naturally beautiful world full of awesome natural miracles. When we pause to enjoy this natural beauty, we begin to see the world a little more clearly and accept the beauty that abounds throughout God’s creation. And it will help us view beauty from a deeper perspective.

Goodness

76388D73-893E-480C-85B8-58E4DD479479“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Goodness

The natural world itself is evidence of God. He has created it and it is good indeed. As a scientist by training, I realize that humans can never fully understand His ways. We cannot create a single living cell and we struggle to combat many of nature’s forces; yet, many do not believe and arrogantly think that humans can learn to control everything. Over time, God has blessed us with much knowledge and certainly major strides have been made in many of our professions; but, He is still in control and we need to gain that wisdom. He will continue to pour out His Love because He loves us and wants us to enjoy His goodness.

Delightful & Thankful

384E5DC7-DA80-4AA7-B3C6-34FEC523004A“So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.””
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:21-22‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Delightful and Thankful
Saturday I saw a baby duck at the local county fair and it was truly delightful. He was bright yellow and perfectly shaped and bursting with energy. My heart was filled with pleasure as I watched the little fellow go. He playfully pecked at his owner’s fingers and shuffled along the mat of his cage. Watching this baby duck was highly enjoyable and left me a bit more pleased to be alive. Thank you God for your amazing creations!

Miracle of Life

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With all our sophisticated technologies and brilliant minds, mankind cannot create a single living cell. And if we could, imagine the odds of that cell dividing and mutating in precisely the right way to form multiple functioning organs that then coordinate together in the exact way necessary for life of an organism. There would be no reason for a heart if it had no where to pump blood and no reason for blood unless it had a place to go and a reason for going. These different cell types and organs need to form in a particular time sequence that would allow for each other’s survival. Some statisticians have estimated that the universe has not existed long enough for these random events to occur. Thinking about it makes me conclude that only something Divine can explain it.