Jigsaws

Do you enjoy doing jigsaws? Have you ever lost a piece, then when you found it, you realised that it unlocked the whole of the jigsaw, allowing many other pieces to be positioned in their correct places? Many people try in vain to make sense of life, but are missing a vital piece of the jigsaw, which leaves them floundering, confused and at a loss to explain what is happening in our world.

A few years ago, I wandered through the glass encased tunnels and around the glass fronted aquariums of Sea Life, Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia, gazing in stunned fascination at the thousands of sea creatures moving silently around their underwater world. Fish (myriad shapes and sizes), jelly fish, star fish, shell fish, sharks, stingrays, sea horses, sea urchins, sea slugs, sea lions, seals, crustaceans, corals, crocodiles, monitors, lobsters, turtles, frogs, etc. etc., swam, scuttled, floated, crawled, paddled or glided silently by. 

The amazing variety of sea life was astounding; ranging from the huge to the tiny; from those with lumpy protuberances to the extremely streamlined; from the outstandingly beautiful to the somewhat ugly, (from the human point of view). The diverse complexity of style was overwhelming, from the quite simple shapes of some fish, (like a child would draw), through the jaunty jerkiness of the stubby sea horses and the incredibly complicated fragile fronds of the luminescent jelly fish to the robust shells of the lobsters, crabs, crocodiles and turtles.

The colours were similarly gloriously variegated; from the camouflaged and mundanely dull to the brilliant and iridescently boastful.

I was 'blown away' as I looked once more at the wonder of God's creation. For in all that I observed, I could see the infinite wisdom and surpassing power of Almighty God reflected in the incredible design and amazing beauty of our world which is indebted to Him for His design and creation, and dependent on Him for daily life and sustenance.

My spirit soared as my heart and soul sang with praise and worship to our loving Heavenly Father. I was reminded of words from the Bible, that

“on the fifth day God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, each according to their kinds"

"since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - His eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made,

so that men are without excuse"

What continues to surprise me is the uncritical acceptance of the unscientific, Godless theory of Darwinism and evolution, in the face of the overwhelming evidence of intelligent design, that

the Lord God Almighty is the Creator of all things.

The foundational piece of the jigsaw of life, that makes sense of everything else in the world, to my mind,

is the incontrovertible fact that the Lord God Almighty is the Creator of all things.

“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for You created all things, and by Your will they were created and have their being”

Do you know Him - the Lord God Almighty, Who loved you and gave His only Son to die in your place?

    Do you know Him - the Creator of all things, Who has plans and purposes for the whole of creation?

        Do you know Him - as your Heavenly Father, Who has good plans for you in this life and the next?

Ron Brickman