Sustainer

Pete Kersker - Jan 23, 2019

God not only created the heavens and the earth, designing it all to work in a certain way.  God also stays involved with creation to ensure that it all works as designed.

And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.(Genesis 1:29 ESV)

Trees grow and bear fruit when they are healthy (living as designed).  In order for them to grow, they need good soil, sunlight, air (with sufficient carbon dioxide), and water.

While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” (Genesis 8:22 ESV)

We live in a world that provides all of those things for the plants and trees.  The earth's distance from the sun, rotation on it's axis, and orbital pattern all provide just enough sunlight in a pattern of seasons.  The water cycle ensures that water is cleaned and provided to plants all over the land.  Even the air cycle between plants and animals keeps enough of the right kind of air (oxygen and carbon dioxide) for both to live.

And he established them forever and ever; he gave a decree, and it shall not pass away. (Psalms 148:6 ESV)

This is good news for us because we need oxygen-sufficient air to breathe, which is provided by those plants.  We need water to drink, which is provided for us and the plants.  Not only that, we need food to eat, which is provided by the plants.  God designed things this way and has promised that these things will continue to be provided for all of us.  God stays involved to ensure that this promise is kept.  God is our Creator, Designer, and Sustainer.

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:16-17 ESV)

How about you?  Do you see God holding all things together?

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