Precision Engineering

Proverbs 3:19-20

19 The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

Appreciating Creation

It is rare that a young person understands the magnificence and magnitude of creation. As a child creation was something I explored but did not appreciate, despite growing up on a small and very beautiful island. With friends I spent hours playing on the rocks and beach at weekends and in school holidays. Our parents trusted us to engage safely with the elements. We were aware of the tides when venturing far from shore to find the best rock pools, and we never got cut off. We knew the power of the waves in the winter storms. While we may have returned home soaking wet at times, we always came home safely. There was one thing we did not do. We never once considered the hand of the Creator in the landscape and seascape that formed our playground.

Precision Engineering

To truly appreciate creation it is necessary to know the Creator. The Lord God who skillfully established the planet we inhabit, and through an intelligence that exists beyond any human understanding, made it possible for life to exist on what we call earth. With absolute precision God positioned every heavenly body and caused the universe to function. Every component of the universe is necessary to the existence of earth, and its ability to sustain life. This was not some random event but a deliberate act delivered by the Being we call God.

The two verses above only scratch the surface. It is impossible for the mind of man to comprehend who God is, why He chose to create a whole universe to allow a tiny planet to breathe, or why He wanted to create man in His image. But He did. What possible response can there be other than to worship Him?

Oh Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder,

Consider all the works thy hands hath made.

I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,

Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee,


(Stuart K Hine) 


About David

David: Half Scot, grew up in Guernsey and the UK. Lives in one of the most rural counties of the UK not far from the Welsh border. Former Merchant Navy officer and hydrographic surveyor. Self-employed risk management consultant from 1992 travelling globally to carry out risk and security audits, plus some loss adjusting. Now retired. Father of Nick who encouraged David to start blogging. Married to Marilyn for 40+ years. Four other children in addition to Nick. Ten grandchildren. View all posts by David

4 responses to “Precision Engineering

  • Anthony Baker

    I heard a song a few months ago that simply asked “how much proof do you need?” How true! The one who says there is no God typically accompanies his denial with an arrogant “show me the proof,” while staring in the face of all the evidence he could ask for.

    • danklemitis

      Is that the song to come out of Answers in Genesis (or friends of those guys)? I thought I heard it a few months ago, as well, and on a mp3 lesson I downloaded from them.

      Also, amen!

  • Kevin Miller

    Amen David, It amazes me with the infinite examples staring all of humanity in face, people still refuse to except the evidences our loving Creator has provided. God not only engineered the vast universe to an infinite degree, but he loved us enough to send His Son to earth to be beaten, ridiculed, spit upon, and to die a horrible, lingering, and agonizing death. All to pay for a piece of filth such as me so that I might be a joint heir and part of His royal family and live and reign with Him for all eternity.
    Praise His Holy name.


    • David

      In the days that I chose to ignore the crucifixion and walk my own path, God used creation to remind me that He was there for me, waiting. There were times while on watch at sea in the early hours of the morning that He completely overwhelmed me with His presence. I cannot understand why He would wait so long for me. I am just glad that He did.

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