Take a good look at the picture above. This photo is a scaled down version of the highest resolution image taken of the earth to date (8000 x 8000 pixels). This image was captured from NASA’s most recently launched Earth-observing satellite, the Suomi NPP. We have all seen pictures of this beautiful planet we live on, but this one seems so much more colorful and breathtaking. Every detail is crisp and vibrant. What a strikingly majestic place we live on.
God spent six days making the universe. After He made everything, “God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good…” (Genesis 1:31). It’s hard to imagine a person looking at this earth and still claiming, “There is no God!” In fact, God Himself crafted everything in such a way to combat such claims. Romans 1:20 says, “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.” He wants people to see what He made and know that He does exist and He wants something from us. To put it simply, He wants us to follow and obey Him (Matthew 7:21-27; James 1:22-25).
Our God is awesome! He chose to make the earth and everything on it “very good.” Since the beauty of the world we live in now is so illustrious, we should be ecstatic when thinking about the place Christ is preparing in heaven (John 14:1-3; Revelation 21-22). Let’s make sure we always find ourselves walking on that narrow path that leads to that wonderful place (Matthew 7:13-14; John 14:6).