Beautiful Place

Picture what it would be like to live your life as if everything is a miracle. A miracle is an unexpected event attributed to unexplainable divine intervention, or something that just seems so awesome such as the birth of a child. What a miracle it is that we are alive and able to engage in this conversation. Think about it – how is it that a mass of flesh and blood is able to partake and experience what we call life? What allows us to experience the world through our senses? If you have never before thought about your very life as a miracle, please pause for a moment right now. What is it that makes your blood circulate through your body – and what is this divine intelligent brilliance that makes us vibrantly alive?

Isn’t the chance that life somehow appeared on Earth so unpredictable that it points to divine involvement? Is it really plausible that Earth just happened to be the exact distance from the Sun with perfect conditions for some hydrogen and carbon molecules to unite and eventually develop into you and me? How could a soup of organic materials somehow evolve into the wonders of you and me?

It all seems like magic – and yet we hardly ever pause to reflect on the biggest miracle of all: Life – our greatest miracle and gift – truly to be appreciated.

The harmony of natural law reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking of … human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection. — Albert Einstein

Life is supported by the timing of the earth, which is based on the uniformity of the solar system. The earth revolves at a constant speed of 1,600 km/h while simultaneously revolving around the sun. At 108,000 km/h, the Earth makes the 940 million km journey once every 365.25 days. It’s “on time,” a very fine-tuned arrival record that is better than that of any of the world’s airlines!

Life on Earth also owes its existence to our . . .moon. Earth’s moon stabilizes our planet’s rotation and prevents drastic movements of the poles. Some scientists think that such changes at the poles could cause massive changes in climate that could have prevented any chance for life to form.

What an amazing planet we live on, and what a beautiful place to call home. The earth is blessed with crystal blue seas, brilliant cloud-filled skies, raging white water rivers, luscious green valleys, rising snow-capped mountains, dense crisply scented forests, and much, much more. Astonishingly, everywhere we look we can see evidence of an omnipotent designer of the earth. We understand that one cannot have a poem without a poet. There is no law without a law-giver. A painting does not come into existence without a painter. And just as surely, purposeful design does not occur without a designer!

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