|Today’s Scripture: For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Romans 1:20|
|At some point in time, every child desires to know where he or she came from. One day, Bobby decided he would get the truth out of his parents by going to both of them separately. After all, if they both answered the question the exact same way, he would know the answer was the real deal. First, he went to his highly educated mother and asked, “Mom, where do we come from?”
“That’s a good question, Bobby. It is actually quite interesting. We first began as primordial ooze which then evolved through several stages into a monkey, which are our primary ancestors according to the fossil record.”
Slightly lost after the complicated explanation, he decided to go to his father. “Hey, Dad, where did humans come from?” “Well, son, we were created. It all started with God making Adam and Eve at the very beginning of time.”
“But Dad, that can’t be right. Mom said that we came from the monkeys.”
“Son, she was talking about her side of the family… not mine.”
Do we really want to tell our children that they evolved from some wild animal that has no soul? As humans, we are unique, created in the very image of God. If we do not have enough mental fortitude and conviction to stand against the world and speak that truth with confidence, shame on us. Evolution always has some material it goes back to, like primordial ooze. Only God can bring design out of disorder and make something out of nothing.
When I think of creation, I think of the wonder of it all. The firmament shows that God’s handiwork has no limits. The flood explains all the geological formations and questions raised by evolutionists. Every morning and evening, the Lord paints a canvas of colors across the sky that no artist can duplicate. Truly, we are without excuse.
Believer, I hope that when someone asks you if you know where you originated, you respond with truth from God’s Word. God loved you enough to create you; do you love Him enough to claim it?
Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.