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Today's Creation Moment

Jun
20
Trouble at Babel
Genesis 11:4
“And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the...
For many people studying the early chapters of Genesis, the account of Babel is a troubling interlude. We like to concentrate on the Creation Week, and then the Flood, and then let’s get on to...
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Too Much Knowledge?

Job 37:16
“Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?”

Most of us are familiar with the fact that our Earth is being observed by dozens of satellites that keep track of weather systems, natural resources, ocean currents, sunlight, climate and animal migrations which makes every crop grown anywhere on Earth able to be identified.

too much knowledgeIn 1995, a series of data-collecting satellites called EOS, for Earth Observing System, were put into operation and are able to monitor just about any weather, climate or atmospheric activity taking place on Earth. These satellites collect about one trillion bits of information per day. In less than its first week of operation, the amount of data gathered was greater than all the geoscience information recorded in human history! Scientists are beginning to wonder how they are going to organize all that information in a usable way.

Yet, even though the sheer quantity of data collected is greater than our ability to organize it, we might be reminded that this is but a tiny fraction of all the information that God created for the Earth system. More than ever, the EOS project brings us face to face with a Creator Who put that information into the Earth’s weather and geological systems in the first place. But more than that, He is able to handle all that information on a daily basis and maintain the most complex and delicately balanced system we call Earth.

Prayer: 
Father in heaven, I am awed by the size and scope of the creation You have made. But I am even more in awe of Your love that led You to send Your Only Son for my salvation. In His Name. Amen.
Notes: 
Richard Monastersky. “Global Change: The Scientific Challenge.” Science News, Vol. 135. April 15, 1989, p. 233. Visit NASA’s Earth Observing System website at http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/.