March 27, 2009

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth

If you have never seen/heard of the Discovery Channel's series "Planet Earth", you have got to see it! We just recently saw a few of the episodes at my parents' house, and we are hooked! They are re-airing on the Discovery Channel at 8:00 Sunday nights and we've been recording them.

Basically, each episode highlights a different zone or feature of the planet, like Mountains, Jungles, Caves, etc. The animals, plants, histories, and other interesting facts about that place are featured and it is AMAZING! My only problem with it is that they talk about evolution, and things that are millions and billions of years old....but if you set that aside, and just watch in awe of the incredible array of totally unique and amazing plants, animals, landscapes, and places that God created it is such a wonderful series.

Something that struck me as I watched the "Caves" episode, was that this certain cave in New Mexico wasn't discovered until 1986! And the formations in this cave were unbelieveable and beautiful and rare and so unique to anything else on earth....but humans didn't even know about them for a very very long time. So in my human-centered little bubble I thought, "Why did God make them if we didn't know about them?"----and God showed me the answer! WOW He made them because He wanted to, He could, for His glory and His pleasure. It wasn't about US--it was, and is about HIM! And so is everything else, whether we see it, or know about it, or whether it's buried in a cave, or at the bottom of the ocean, or hidden by God--IT IS ALL ABOUT HIM! NOT US!

God is so big and so great and so all-knowing and able to do anything. And "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow, He created all of the unbelieveable things that I've gooten to see on "Planet Earth" and so many other unimaginable things, and He created ME!

Here are some pictures I found of some things that stuck out from the episodes I've seen:
These are the cave formations I was talking about.

This is the largest living thing on Earth it is the General Sherman redwood tree in California. It is 249 feet tall I think.

And the blue whale, the largest mammal. We humans still don't know much about it. But God sure does.


Crystal Garcia said...

praise HIM!

Crystal Garcia said...

I mean, who would've thought stuff on tv would bring you to worship?

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