The first book of the Bible is Genesis. It is the book that started the entire world, but it is a book that sometimes gets underrated. When we think about the creation of the Earth, we think “okay, God did this on this day, then this the next day, and so on and then the sixth day, He was done and rested on the seventh”. We never really stop to think about how creative God was (and still is) when He created the world.
Picture a palm tree in your mind. Is it super tall or small? Is the bark rough or smooth? Are the leaves all the same color green or different? Does it grow fast or slow? Is it near the beach or in a different environment. Now think about your palm tree and imagine 2,000 more palm trees near it, all different sizes and textures. Now think about all the trees in the world, oak, elm, etc. Did you know that there are approximately 23,000 different types of trees in the world. All of them grow differently. All of them look and feel differently. These are just trees.
There are about 10,000 different types of birds in the world, all with different colors, shapes, and sounds. There are about 260 different monkeys in the world, all with different sizes, sounds, and hair. This doesn’t just stop with animals. Think about all the different kinds of fruits and vegetables there are. Think about how it all grows, tastes, smells, and looks differently.
Isn’t that just mind blowing? God created everything around us. Everything with all the little details that we never think about in our daily life. He didn’t have to create all the different types of things, but He did. Francis Chan said it the best way possible, “Whatever God’s reason for such diversity, creativity, and sophistication in the universe, on earth, and in our own bodies, the point of it all is His glory”.
He created the world exactly how He wanted it. We forget that everything we see in life, God is apart of it. God is there when we make coffee in the morning. God is there when we go for a run. God is there when we are dancing with friends. God is always near and always worthy of our time. So go outside. Take a step back and look at how beautiful God’s creation is.