“Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things,” Isaiah 40:26.
Have you heard about the city man who went to visit his farmer friend and took him out to lunch. Being rather hungry, the city friend dug in immediately and garbled, “No need for thanks; I’m starved.” The farmer said, “We have some folk down on the farm that are not thankful. They just stick their heads in and get after it. They are our hogs.”
Some scientific minded people have taught our children for nearly one hundred years that they are just sophisticated animals who created themselves as they struggled up the chain of evolution. They think the beautiful world was nothing more than a chaotic accident that took billions of years to create itself. It takes an enormous amount of faith to believe in that many accidents.
Paul concluded that even a pagan can look at creation and know there has to be a Creator, therefore, he is without excuse. Isaiah 40 has many golden nuggets that attest to God’s power and omniscience in creation, “Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand . . . the nations are as a drop of [in] a bucket . . . the inhabitants of the earth are as grasshoppers” (verses 12, 15, 22). It does not take much imagination to see God in Isaiah 40 telling miniscule man who is in charge. Then he compares our problems to God’s creative power: “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength . . . mount up with wings as eagles…run, and not be weary . . . walk, and not faint” (verse 31). Since God created us, He can fix us.
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We have to be sure that we are waiting upon the right God.