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Today's Creation Moment

How the Aye-Aye Taps Into Lunch
Isaiah 45:18
“For thus says the LORD. Who formed the earth and made it. Who formed it to be inhabited: 'I am the LORD, and there is no other.”
The Aye-Aye is one of the strangest little monkeys on earth. Its peculiar features bear witness that it was specially designed and created to fill a unique niche in nature, not a chance development...

With hearts full of thanksgiving, we bring you Letting God Create Your Day Vol 8

Mark CadwalladerViewpoint of Mark Cadwallader, Creation Moments Board Chairman

Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord” – the message of the gospel as we enter the holiday season evokes the feelings of joy.

Notice that in realizing the blessed emotional response to the gospel above, the angel of the Lord first tells us to dispense with fear. Notice, too, that in accepting the “good tidings”, one must effectively thank God for the Savior!

Last month we wrote about how the freedom that the Word of God brings includes freedom from fear. The truth sets us free (John 8:32). This is freedom from fear of death, fear of man, fear in general – because fear does not come from God (2 Timothy 1:7) but from our adversary, the devil.

When Jesus launched His earthly ministry, He read Isaiah 61 from the Nazareth synagogue, saying, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me for he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor … to preach deliverance to the captives … to set at liberty them that are bruised …” (Luke 4:18). Deliverance, liberty, freedom – this is the good news of the gospel!

As we come up on Thanksgiving, this wonderful American holiday, we can be thankful that God has given us His truth and His freedom! For even though we may someday be physically locked up as were the apostles in prison, we can be as joyful in heart as they were through the freedom God gives us – abiding as they did in the love and truth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. His love for us as His children is perfect, and “perfect love casts out fear” (1 John 4:18). Our task is to simply abide in that love!

I really do value the Thanksgiving holiday we have here in the USA! It is a truly great heritage for Americans, helping to keep us grounded in what should be foremost in life. Perhaps this is one reason why America is not yet as secular and post-Christian as Europe.

The consequences of not honoring and thanking our Maker are great (Romans 1:21-32) – to individuals and to societies as a whole. And the evil of evolutionism is great because it provides so much supposed justification for not even recognizing, let alone honoring and thanking, the Lord our Maker.

Thanking God takes the focus off our own sinful selves and puts it on the One to whom we can ultimately be thankful because He is at the root of the good that comes our way – whether it be through our inherited abilities and talents, our friendships and family, our training, our work ethic and other developed character, or the fortunate circumstances of our lives.     

When we don’t feel like we have much to be thankful for, we should reflect for a moment and realize that the very creation itself is worth thanking Him for – because it is really the simple, little things we often take for granted that make life worth living.

I’ve mentioned this before, but at our house, we often sing a table blessing called “Johnny Appleseed.” It goes, “Oh the Lord is good to me, and so I thank the Lord for giving me the things I need, the sun and the rain and the apple-seed, the Lord is good to me. Amen.”

Interesting, isn’t it, how the life-testimony of a simple man, Johnny Appleseed, another important page of American heritage, lives on hundreds of years later as a reminder of what is truly important in life – a heart of thankfulness, an appreciation for God’s creation, a willingness to give to others, and a willingness to share the truth of God with others. Here was a man who walked all over the American frontier planting apple trees to the benefit of other people, carrying his Bible and a sack of apple seeds, bringing good cheer and good news to the settlers, earning their good will and a good reputation.

Thanksgiving is such a great start to the holiday season. And it has a wonderful foundation in Scriptural truth, releasing real power for the Christian life. You want to know God’s will for you? Consider this: “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

Failing to be thankful to God lets the world, the flesh, and the devil take us down a road of futility, foolishness, and spiritual darkness. Thanking the Lord as we rightly should gives us the proper perspective – and leads to purpose, and wisdom, and freedom!

In this era of secular post-Christian thinking, girded as it is by evolutionism, we can know that we still have many things to be thankful for. Like so many heroes of the Bible, we can find the good in a situation and recognize God’s life lessons, being thankful for His great mercies, and repenting of our disobedience. And like Johnny Appleseed, we can learn to be content with the simple blessings of life and the freedom offered us by our great Creator, finding ways to be a blessing to others!

Thank You, Lord, and thank you, donors,
for helping us raise all the funds we needed
to publish our newest book!

Letting God Create Your Day vol 8I can’t think of a better way to close this Thanksgiving letter than by thanking God for bringing us the funds to publish Letting God Create Your Day, Volume 8.

The 304-page Volume 8 is by far our biggest collection of scripts! It contains nearly 300 of our newest scripts, written in the same format as those appearing in our previous Letting God Create Your Day books. This means Volume 8 has 40 more pages than our first six volumes … and 185 more pages than Volume 7!

Our latest book takes you on an exciting journey where you will learn little-known facts about many of God’s most amazing creatures. Plus, it gives you the inside-story on why more and more scientists are turning their backs on evolution. Whether you read the book from beginning to end … or open it up to any page at random … you will discover a wealth of fascinating information that supports the truth of biblical creation.