The Glue Of Creation
by Ed Price
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. - Colossians 1:16-17
Earth's atmosphere is a wondrous work to behold, although you can't behold it very well. You can't smell it or taste it, and you can only feel it when the wind blows. Yet without it, everything on earth would die. The atmosphere is about 600 miles thick and consists of more than a dozen different gasses -- the chief ones being nitrogen and oxygen.
The atmosphere seems almost alive. It replenishes itself when green plants exchange oxygen for carbon dioxide. It moves. And it gets rid of excess water and static electricity through rain and storms. The thick blanket of air protects us from harmful radiation from space and from invading meteors that burn up in the atmosphere before striking earth. And if the atmosphere would suddenly disappear, the temperature on the planet would instantly rise to 1112 degrees F.
Whole books have been written on Earth's atmosphere and we are learning more about our blanket of air every day. But like studies in other areas of God's marvelous creation, scientists have just started to scratch the surface of knowledge.
No mortal man could have created atmosphere and it is ridiculous to even consider that it came about by chance. Plainly there was a great Intelligence behind it's birth because its makeup and behavior is complex beyond man's wildest imagination.
God provides the glue that holds Earth together. His intellect and His hands created it, and the rest of the universe as well. I'm sure the same amount of thought went into the creation of air as went into the creation of the tiniest insect. The LORD of creation made it all.
If He can create such wonders here on Earth, no telling what wonders He is creating for us, even now, in Heaven.
Soli Deo Gloria