Truths in the Bible that we read about for years may suddenly burst upon us like a blinding ray of light. I experienced this when I realized that from beginning to end of the Holy Scriptures we are told again and again that the God with whom we have to do is the Creator of all things. This fact that God is the Creator appears some five hundred times.

The Bible opens with these majestic words, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1). And at the end of the Revelation we read: “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.… And he who sat upon the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ Also he said, ‘Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true’ ” (Rev. 21:1, 5).

Man’s first encounter was with the God of creation. His final time-bound encounter will be with the same God, who will make all things new.

Between these two extremes of human history God reminds us again and again that he is the God of creation, and is sovereign in all things. The witness to God in creation is continuous; for every generation it is new each morning and fresh each evening.

God has endowed man with the ability to reason, to evaluate evidence, and to come to logical conclusions. All around there is the evidence of God’s wisdom and power—in creation as a whole, and in the intricacies of its components in particular. David’s Spirit-directed observation speaks to our sophisticated age: “The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes out through all ...

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