Dealing With Doubt, Doubt, Trust, Words of Endurance
See the Fingerprints of God
Whenever we look in the realm of nature, we see evidence for God’s design and exquisite care for His creatures. Whether we examine the cosmos on its largest scale or its tiniest, His handiwork is evident … God’s fingerprints are visible.
HUGH ROSS, PH.D., ASTROPHYSICIST
When our faith is shaken to the core and when we question God’s very existence that is when we hunger for tangible evidence of our invisible God. Although the dark passages of our lives may dim our view, we literally are surrounded by a world full of visible signs of God. Even a cursory look at creation reveals evidence of God’s fingerprints in every glance. Feast your eyes on just a few of the “fingerprints” – visible reminders of what God has created by His own hand.
The Largest Fingerprints
The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known.
*A universe that encompasses about a trillion galaxies, each one averaging a hundred billion stars.
*Our own star, the sun, that has a mass or weight of 2 billion, billion, billion tons.
*The planet earth that is perfectly designed for our existence. If the earth varied in distance from the sun by as little as 2%, life on earth would cease.
*The moon that lights our night sky and because of its gravitational force, creates tides that cleanse our oceans and stabilizes the earth’s axis, preventing extreme and deadly climactic changes.
The Tiniest Fingerprints
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
* The human body, comprising of one hundred trillion cells most of which are too small for the human eye to see without magnification.
*DNA, the chemical instruction book of all living cells. If the instructions in just one DNA molecule in one human cell were written out, they would fill a thousand, six-hundred-page books.
*Human DNA that is so complex that if the DNA from just one human being were unwound and joined together end to end, it would stretch from the earth to the sun and back again more than four hundred times.
*Human bone marrow, hidden in the long bones of the body, that turns out a trillion new cells each day.
*Sixty thousand miles of blood vessels within the average-sized human that link every living cell. Within those vessels, blood cells travel at remarkable speeds. A round-trip journey from heart to toe and back again, including a brief stop in the lungs to refuel, normally takes a red blood cell only twenty seconds.
*The human brain, weighing in at only three pounds, is packed with ten billion nerve cells, each with up to ten thousand private lines of communication. The brain’s total number of connections rivals the numbers of stars and galaxies in the universe. In addition, the chemistry of the brain works so marvelously that five trillion chemical operations occur with the brain in any given second.
For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky.
Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—
his eternal power and divine nature.
So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
On the journey with you,
Jan & Dave Dravecky