God's greatness 4
'To the place the streams come from, there they return again.' Ecclesiastes 1:7 NIV
There are so many things in creation that point to God's greatness and power, and show how amazingly he organises this world. One of them is: the water cycle. The water cycle wasn't fully understood by scientists until the seventeenth century, yet the Bible contains verses that give pretty accurate descriptions of it. The writer of Ecclesiastes noted: 'All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again' (Ecclesiastes 1:7 NIV). Amos the prophet said, 'He...calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out on the face of the earth' (Amos 9:6 NKJV). And Job's friend Elihu said, 'How great is God - beyond our understanding!...He draws up the drops of water, which distil as rain to the streams; the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on mankind' (Job 36:26-28 NIV).
Did you know that the amount of water on the earth's surface stays quite constant? If it didn't, the earth would quickly flood and we'd all drown - and it's kept that way by God's amazing design of the water cycle.
We can take for granted how creative God is. But when we consider the intricate details of God's creation, we are given a small glimpse into his immense power. So, we can confidently ask him to help us in any situation, knowing that nothing is too much for him.
So what now? Each time it rains, take some time to appreciate the world God has created for you, and thank him for his greatness.
Soulfood: 1 Chr 6:1-7:19 Lk 12:1-12 Ps 119:9-16 Pro 20:19-21,