God’s Joy of Creating
We all know that it takes time to plan even simple projects. But did you ever think about the planning that God had to do when He created all the different kinds of living things? How many plans did He make? A billion? A billion times a billion?
The first chapter of Genesis tells us that in just a few days God created all the different “kinds” of living things. It seems that He designed the genetic code within each “kind” to produce all the variations we designate as “species.” Just think, there are more than twenty thousand different species of bees, these are the bee kind. There are over seven thousand species of segmented worms, the worm kind.
The numbers and the beauty of it all make one wonder at God. Why are there more than four thousand different species of sponges? Why are some creatures, never seen by man until this century, so eerily beautiful? For that matter, why do we have so many different kinds of beautiful flowers?
The variety in the creation reflects some of the joy of creating that God felt as He made the world. This variety shows us the incredible creativity of our wonderful God. And amidst all this, the fact that there is only one species of man – all related – helps confirm the history of man given to us in the Bible.