God, tornados, and monkeys

Genesis 1:1 (NKJV) In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.


It is said that one of Sir Isaac Newton’s brightest students prided himself on being an atheist.

One day he came into Professor Newton’s office and saw a miniature model of the solar system that Newton had built. The student exclaimed, “My! What an exquisite thing this is! Who made it?”

Newton replied, “No one.”

The student got the point.

Honestly, it doesn’t take that much faith to believe that an intelligent and purposeful Being (let’s call him “God”) created our Universe.

It would be easier to believe that a tornado blowing through a garbage-dump could mindlessly blow together an aircraft carrier and deposit it in the sea or that a monkey banging around on a keyboard for a few hours could type out a set of encyclopedias than believe that our Universe popped into existence with all its exquisite order and beauty all by itself.

So why are you worried about this day and this week?  Sure there are uncertainties and challenges, but you are not here by chance; your life is not adrift on the tides of eternity with no purpose or direction; there is a God and He loves you and is determined—if you will allow Him, to make all things work together for you good.

  • The ONE THING for today: Be of good courage; trust in God with all your heart, you are going to be just fine.


Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV)

11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.


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