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Today's Creation Moment

A Desert Traveler's Friend
Isaiah 41:19-20
"I will plant in the wilderness the cedar and the acacia tree, the myrtle and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the cypress tree and the pine and the box tree...
What two things are most important to someone lost in the desert? Why, a compass and, of course, some water. If you are lost in the desert and find a compass barrel cactus, you have both in this...

There Is No Simple Life

Job 37:8
“Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.”

We often hear people speak of “simple life forms” or the “simple cell.” Is there really such a thing as “simple life”? Although we often speak of the “simple cell,” there really is no such thing as a simple form of life. Even the single celled creature is a highly complex organism.

A typical animal cellLet’s imagine building a model of the cell, using atoms, each the size of a tennis ball. The typical cell has about 10 million atoms. In our model, the cell would be over ten miles in diameter! Now let’s look inside the cell and see whether it is simple or not. First of all we would see lots of activity going on almost everywhere. This is because this single cell has to carry out all the same jobs that your body uses many different organs to accomplish.

Inside the cell we would see structures that digest food and others that carry off the waste from food. Other structures would be busy carrying off the waste produced by the cell itself. The cell must also contain everything it needs to reproduce. And remember, while we have many complex and different organs to do all this, the cell must to it all without those organs.

Humans have never even come close to creating anything like this. Surely the cell is not simple! Science cannot explain the cell by any natural laws it knows. Scripture is correct when it tells us that the origin of the cell – and everything else – is the superior power and wisdom of God.

Heavenly Father, You are defamed when the world talked of even one living cell as “simple.” If someone spoke so of my best friend, I would speak in his defense. So let me boldly speak in defense of Your truth. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Diagram: A typical animal cell. Courtesy of LadyofHats.