Unlimited: Designed or Not?
Jan 22, 2018 1421
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! (Psalm 139:13–14, NLT).
I’m sure that all of us, at some time or another, have admired a beautiful sports car. We can appreciate its sleek lines, built for speed. We can be impressed by its powerful engine. And when we open it up and look at its insides, we marvel at its engineering. No rational person would dare to think that this sports car was anything but designed. It’s self-evident that it bears all the hall-marks of design.
So why, when so many people look at the animal kingdom, including human beings, do they deny that intelligent design is involved?
After all, the biological systems on our planet demonstrate all the hallmarks of intelligent design: irreducible complexity, complete optimum design, added non-functional beauty, extreme similarity, and human-centred features. Why deny intelligent design in the biological world, although its design features are evident to an almost infinitely greater level of complexity compared to a simple sports car?
The Bible tell us that God is the Great Designer. He has made every part of your wonderfully complex body. And he has done so with care and artistry.
To recognise God as the Creator is to recognise that your life has meaning also. God’s invitation is for you to step into the life he always meant you to have. – Eliezer Gonzalez
Eli’s Reflection: Sit quietly somewhere where you can contemplate a beautiful natural scene, and ponder on these questions. What is the meaning of your life? What is its ultimate goal? How can you achieve it? When the time is right, slip into prayer.