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God In Nature


Posted by Erin Roberson, November 14, 2023

I recently heard about scientists who tried to create a drone that would mimic a bird in flight. According to Wikipedia, the bird called a swift is highly aerial and is among the fastest of birds, traveling up to 105 miles per hour! Swifts can change the angle between the bones of their wingtips and forelimbs to alter the shape and area of their wings, which improves their control and maneuverability in the air. Some say swifts can stay in the air for up to 10 months! (Don’t we have an amazing and creative Creator?)

The really interesting thing is that scientists could replicate only about 10% of the swift’s movements. They were just too intricate!

A few weeks ago, I had an opportunity to take a short trip to the Georgia coast. I was very busy with everything I needed to do during my trip, but I did take the opportunity for one early morning walk on the beach. It was so relaxing to listen to the water moving back and forth, waves breaking on the shore one after the other in perfect rhythm. I saw the sun peaking over the horizon as darkness became light and the silhouette of birds gliding just above the surface of the water, looking for their morning meal. I saw shells scattered along my path, left over from the most recent high tide and undisturbed by the children who would collect the unbroken ones later. It was a wonderful time to enjoy God’s creation and have quiet time with Him!

It comes as no surprise to us believers that there is value in spending time in God’s creation. Scientific studies have shown over and over that being outdoors is beneficial for our mental, emotional, and physical health (almost as if God planned it that way - wink, wink).

Of course, exercise is important for our heart health, and exercising outside has additional benefits. Spending time outside relieves stress and gives us time to recharge. It also improves our immune system, increases creativity, helps us focus, and lightens our mood.

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Isn’t it great when science confirms what God has already told us in His Word? In Genesis 1:4, 1:10, 1:12, 1:18, 1:21, 1:25, and 1:31, we read that God created the heavens and the earth. After each step of creation, God saw that it was “good.” When He was finished, He saw that it was “very good!”

Science is telling us what God said from the very beginning - His creation is good, and it’s good for us! Let’s all get out and enjoy a walk in this amazing world God has provided for us!

While you are walking, enjoy this song!

Erin Roberson is a wife and mother of two wonderful grown boys. She is a lifelong educator who loves learning and teaching others. She believes our primary focus should be on our relationship with God, learning who God is, who God says we are, and how God wants us to live.


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