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Creation 43(3):6, July 2021

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Our magnificent Creator

Editorial

Sneak peek of a powerful article from the latest Creation magazine

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A talented photographer forever changed the way I look at the sky. On a weekend trip, she would continually excitedly point out how the sun was shining through the clouds, or the vivid colours in the sunrise or sunset. Having this pointed out to me over and over made me begin to notice it for myself. Her genuine appreciation for the beauty God has built into creation was infectious!

It is easy for even the most extraordinary things to become mundane as we become accustomed to them. But occasionally something unusual, like a yellow penguin (p. 56), or an ‘inside-out’ ammonite (p. 42) helps us to recognize the ingenuity of the Creator.

Other times, God’s design in living things helps engineers design better-functioning machines, as in the case of drones that flap their wings like birds (p. 26), or even using the designed system itself, as in the case of the ‘smellicopter’ (p. 48). At every level, from the microscopic components of the immune system (p. 20) to the heavens (p. 34), we see elements of beauty and finely-tuned design.

And God has programmed intelligence into His creation; uniquely into human beings who are His image-bearers, but also into other creatures. For instance, the Clark’s Nutcracker can remember the location of many buried caches of seeds in an area of many square kilometres (p. 12).

Even more extraordinarily, we have the privilege of communicating with this Creator (p. 40)! We do not worship a deistic god who left creation to its own devices, but a loving Father who is intimately involved with His creation, and who invites us into relationship with Himself through His Son, Jesus Christ (p. 43).

It is our hope that this Creation magazine will help you to recognize the beauty and design that surrounds you! And when you are finished with this issue, pass it on to someone else, so that they can benefit as well!

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Readers’ comments

John Z.
I myself love to see beautiful clouds.
Bruce M.
Good read. When I was young I would always get out into the woods of Ontario, Canada to commune with God, especially during difficult times. One of the big reasons I believed in Jesus was because of the magnificent design I saw each day, whether in humans, flowers, animals, rock formations, or bodies of water. That amazement in God's creation continues to this day. It was the reason I became a wildlife biologist in my early 20's and then in my early 30's a pastor, for some 45 years now. Just love creation.com and creation magazine! Thanks. May your week be filled with the things that mean the most to you. Bruce M
Nichola W.
Having been both a sailor and pilot, I've always liked to the sky and seen the beauty and power found there.

Last year I came across a video of a surfer alleging that some powerful energy waves made by the government, were causing particular cloud formations. He was speaking of the other people walking nearby, as zombies, unaware of what was going on around them because they weren't seeing these cloud formations. He finally panned to the sky, revealing what he was talking about. I'd often seen those types of clouds. They are common and found all over the world. Judging from the many comments to that post, very few people see what is around them including that man.
Our Creator truely is wonderful.
Chuck R.
Job 12:7-10 "But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you; And the birds of the air, and they will tell you; Or speak to the earth, and it will teach you; And the fish of the sea will explain to you. Who among all these does not know That the hand of the LORD has done this, In whose hand is the life of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind?"

Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,"
Douglas W.
As a retired Artist, I appreciate Creation very much. To see Jesus's hand in natural beauty is awesome. Great to see your full name ....
Mark A.
Thank you for that inspiring message. As an aspiring photographer I too see the beauty and design in nature and it reminds me of how excellent God is. It is really sad why secular scientists have to remind themselves that it just ‘seems’ like there is design in nature, they have to accept that birds and dragonflies ‘seem’ to fly but what ‘really’ flies are airplanes and helicopters because they have clearly been designed. I guess they have to say that because if they don’t then they will naturally see design in nature and that will remind them of God and we can’t have that, can we? Their futile thinking illustrates Romans 1: 21–22.
Robert K.
My MicroSoft Windows 10 screensaver this morning was a beautiful photo of the coast at Kiama Australia.
The caption: "This work of art is the result of extremely hard volcanic rocks eroding over millions of years". How I pray that your work will continue to help many lost people find the actual Artist, Jesus! Art works don't make themselves, by definition...

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