The Virginia Christian Alliance endorses the Institute of Creation Research “which wants people to know that God’s Word can be trusted in everything it speaks about—from how and why we were made, to how the universe was formed, to how we can know God and receive all He has planned for us.”
Here is a devotion on the Meaning Man followed by how creation glorifies God from their daily Days of Praise that you can sign up for free.
The Meaning of Man
“When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?” (Psalm 8:3-4)
This question has been posed as a rhetorical question by many generations of skeptics, especially in our present generation when the tremendous size of the universe is often used to argue that God, if He exists, could not possibly be interested in such a small speck of dust as our own planet.
But essentially the same argument was used against Job by one of his three “miserable comforters” (Job 16:2) over 3,500 years ago. “How then can man be justified with God?…that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?” (Job 25:4, 6).This dismal type of reasoning, however, is utterly fallacious.
Significance is not a function of size but of purposeful complexity, and the human brain is surely the most complex physical system in the entire universe, as acknowledged even by such an eminent atheistic scientist as Isaac Asimov. Rather than being insignificant nonentities, men and women have been created in the very image of God and are the objects of His redeeming love.
The most wonderful measure of man’s importance is the fact that God Himself became a man! “Christ Jesus…being in the form of God…took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men” (Philippians 2:5-7) to be able to take our death penalty upon Himself.
Furthermore, God’s love for man is measured not only by His substitutionary death for our sins but also by His eternal creative purpose for us. He has redeemed us so that “in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:7). HMM
In the 1920’s, Erwin Hubble discovered that our universe was expanding by analysing the red shifts of receding galaxies.
He also discovered many varieties of galaxies (i.e. spiral, barred spiral, elliptical, irregular & Lenticular galaxies) that were later found by other scientists to be different, and not defined by a singular evolutionary process. They were unique, complex entities that each had their own characteristics and artistry.
The universe is also filled with colorful and beautiful nebulae, globular clusters (spherical groupings of thousands to millions of individual stars bound by gravity), open clusters (i.e. the Pleiades or M45) pulsars, quasars, blasers, radio galaxies, planets, stars and other wonders that are both ferocious and indescribably powerful.
The Word of God provides a character reference of the Lord that is both founded and reflective of the science just recently being discovered. Men would often tremble upon being in the presence of an angel, let alone God Himself. The power that God instills in His most beloved creation is both powerful and mind-boggling.
The saints of God will be the most treasured and blessed people to exist, as Christ the Lord, Architect of the stars and heavenly hosts; will comfort them and call them as His own. How can we refuse this gift and deny there being a loving Creator? How can we look at the Heavens and deny there being a intellectual intelligence behind its creation? This video pays homage to the wonderful creation that God has forged – and the frontier that will define each of our eternal journeys to come.