The Microscopic World

Our world is simply astonishing.  It is such a privilege to be able to look around at all of the beauty the Lord has surrounded us with.  There are enormous animals like elephants and whales.  There are huge mountains and bodies of water.  There are even planets and stars which are difficult to even comprehend their size.  All of this is wonderful to see.  However, there is so much that we cannot see.  If the world we can see with our own eyes tells of God’s glory, then the microscopic world is screaming of it.  Take a look at the following microscopic pictures from the “Small World Photomicrography Competition” (, and notice the incredible complexity and detail.

by Charles Krebs

– This is a picture of a wasp’s eye.  Notice how perfectly symmetrical each part of the eye is.  The detail of this picture is breathtaking (40x).

by Laurie Knight

– This is a picture of a mayfly’s eyes.  Again, notice the awesome detail, balance, and design of the eyes and head (10x).

by David Millard

– What we see in this picture is the egg of butterfly resting on the buds of a pink powder-puff plant (6x).

by Gregory Rouse

– This little creature is found in the ocean.  Notice the detail of each part of the legs and body (10x).

by John Hulsmas

– Very interesting picture of red seaweed.  It’s amazing how something can look one way from afar and like this close up (40x).

by Jonas King

– This is a picture of a mosquito’s heart (100x).

It is truly amazing how much detail God has put into this world.  So much detail in fact, that we would not even know of it if it were not for microscopic technology.  Despite these remarkable pictures, we know there is so much more happening that is not seen.  The eyes of the wasp and mayfly are awesome, and yet there are many other parts that make the eyes work in the first place.  The picture of the butterfly egg is interesting, and yet there is so much more happening inside of that tiny egg.

Hebrews 11:3 says, “By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.”  God took things which were nonexistent and made them into things we can see.  Within what we can see though, He made things that can only be seen through the microscope.  Why would God do something like this?  Surely it is to show God’s power and magnificence in every nook and cranny.  Truly there is design behind each and every part of this world.  Whether massive or microscopic, I am yet to find a part of this created world that does not point to God.

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