I’m a Christian, and sometimes a teacher/preacher.
Since I come from a science geek background, here’s a lesson I did on how cool the universe is.
Let All Creation Rejoice
1. Creation is a Concert.
The mathematician Pythagoras and astronomer Kepler wanted to explain the motion of the planets, and (sort of) discovered that if the orbit of each planet was a different musical note, their paths would constitute recognizable chords that form a melodic tune. Modern scientists theorize that tiny dancing strings hum at unique frequencies.
Let the fields and their crops burst with joy! Let the trees of the forest rustle with praise! (Psalm 96:12)
Let the sea resound, and everything in it. Let the rivers clap, and mountains sing for joy. (Psalm 98:7-8)
Jesus told them, “If my disciples keep quiet, the very stones will cry out.” (Luke 19:40)
The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands. (Isaiah 55:12)
2. Creation is Recent
Many books cover the topic in greater detail than I can:
Evidence suggests that:
- the Milky Way galaxy would have lost its spiral arms if billions of years had passed
- Earth’s magnetic field is decaying at an exponential rate
- Dr. Gerald Schroeder has a one-hour lecture covering much of this
3. Creation is Evident
Creation sings, but I hope it won’t sing like the Singing Bush.
Since creation, God’s eternal qualities and divine nature have been obvious from what has been made, so that mankind is without an excuse. (Romans 1:20)
4. Creation is Amazing
And have fun with this video from Louis CK.
5. Creation is Temporary
Our time here on the planet is not going to last forever.
The end of the world is coming soon. (1 Peter 4:7)
Jesus said, “No one knows the hour.” (Matt 24:36)
“I go to prepare a place for you.” (John 14:3)
From His mouth comes a sharp sword to strike down nations. On His robe is “King of kings, and Lord of lords.” (Rev 19:14-16)
6. Creation is Eager
Creation groans in anticipation. For what? For us to show ourselves to be followers of God.
All creation awaits in eager expectation for the children of God to reveal themselves. (Romans 8:19)
C – Concert
E – Evident
A – Amazing
T – Temporary
E – Eager
So… go out there, and be amazing!
Download the PowerPoint.