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ElShamah - Reason & Science: Defending ID and the Christian Worldview

Otangelo Grasso: This is my library, where I collect information and present arguments developed by myself that lead, in my view, to the Christian faith, creationism, and Intelligent Design as the best explanation for the origin of the physical world.

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The Eternal I AM: Understanding God as Creator

A question oft asked, yet misunderstood,
A fallacy of logic, a category misunderstood,
For God is not a contingent being,
Not caused or dependent, but all-seeing.

If nothing ever existed, then nothing would be,
But since we exist, something must always be,
The universe had a beginning, that's clear,
But its cause is not something we should fear.

A non-personal cause, subject to change and time,
Would lead to an infinite regress, an impossible climb,
The best explanation, it is often said,
Is a personal creator, by whom all is led.

A being that's necessary, unchanging and eternal,
Beyond the bounds of time, a force eternal,
The grounding of all reality, the first cause,
God, the creator, without any flaws.

Asking "Who created God?" is a fallacy indeed,
For God is not bound by time or need,
God is the necessary, uncaused "I AM",
The eternal creator, the divine Lamb.

So ponder not on who or what created God,
For God is the source, the one applaud,
The answer lies in the eternal divine,
The timeless, uncaused, eternal sign.

A non-physical to a physical transition,
A willful act, a conscious volition.
A timeless dimension, immaterial and free,
A power to create, a mind must be.

For only minds, with will and thought,
Can cause effects with purpose sought.
The mind alone can freely choose,
To bring into being, what it wills to use.

An eternal, necessary first cause,
A decision made without physical laws.
A personal being, intelligent and wise,
A source of creation, beyond the skies.

So, God must be personal, a guiding light,
A timeless mind, with will and might.
The best explanation, for our existence,
A conscious, intelligent, and loving presence.

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I respire Jesus when I wake,
And in His love, my soul partake.
He's the cornerstone of my being,
In Him, my heart finds perfect freeing.

My thoughts all day, belong to Him,
His love surrounds me, never dim.
In Him I am, I dwell, I exist,
His presence in my life, so blessed.

He's the great I AM, my Lord divine,
In His love, I am enshrined.
With all my heart and all my being,
I worship Him, my soul agreeing.

For idols fade, they cannot stay,
Only God can fill our heart's dismay.
Many chase after earthly gain,
But find it empty, all in vain.

Solomon's wisdom, he did share,
"All is vanity," his solemn prayer.
Only in God, we find true rest,
In Him alone, we are truly blessed.

He satisfies our deepest need,
No earthly pursuit can succeed.
He offers peace beyond compare,
A peace that guards us with loving care.

The peace of God, surpassing thought,
In Christ Jesus, our hearts are caught.
Not as the world gives, His peace is true,
No fear or troubles, He'll see us through.

When we trust in Him with all our heart,
He keeps us in perfect peace, never to part.
With joy and hope, our souls abound,
In His love and grace, we are forever found.

So let us seek God's kingdom first,
In Him, our hearts find quenching thirst.
He fills us with joy, peace, and love,
Our God, our Savior, from heaven above.

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God is not complex

God is not complex, a truth profound,
A simple essence, substance found,
Not bound by body, but spirit pure,
Without complex parts, of this we're sure.

A mind divine, a non-physical state,
Not made of pieces, simple and great,
Self-conscious, rational, volitional too,
Essential qualities, forever true.

Unlike the universe, with all its mystery,
Quantities and constants, a cosmic tapestry,
God's mind is simple, startlingly so,
A single essence, an eternal glow.

Complex ideas may fill God's thought,
But the mind itself, with simplicity sought,
Unchanging, timeless, beyond our grasp,
A truth that in our hearts we clasp.

So let us see, with open eyes,
God's simplicity, a wondrous prize,
A truth that shines, for all to see,
God is not complex, but pure simplicity.




The Enigma of God's Love and Our Existence

The greatest mystery of all,
A mind-bending enigma, standing tall,
The source of all existence, the I AM,
Powerful, intelligent, eternal, the Great I AM.

God's love, indescribable, divine,
Through Jesus Christ, a sacrifice so fine,
A death so horrendous, shameful, and bleak,
Revealing grace, love, and goodness that we seek.

The human mind, a gift so grand,
With understanding, we can understand,
That a Creator, mighty and wise,
Is behind all that meets our eyes.

But some suppress the truth, deny the light,
Choosing darkness over the bright,
Preferring autonomy, apart from God,
Leading to death, both spiritual and flawed.

Yet God waits with open arms,
Longing for repentance, sounding alarms,
Calling out to those who've gone astray,
Seeking Him while He's near today.

The pleasures of the world, fleeting and vain,
Leaving us empty, in constant pain,
Meaningless pursuits, a chasing of wind,
But in God, true purpose we can find.

He is faithful, He never forsakes,
Those who trust in Him, their faith He takes,
Through Jesus, the gift of eternal life,
Ending the wage of sin and strife.

So if you're far, come back to Him,
Repent and return, even though it's dim,
God's patience is great, He's waiting still,
To welcome you back with love's gentle thrill.

Seek Him with all your heart and soul,
Obey His statutes, let Him make you whole,
For blessed are those who seek His face,
And in His presence, find hope and grace.

Existence itself is the greatest mystery, mindbending, and with it, how can the source of all physical being, the great I AM, be so powerful, intelligent, and eternal, as he is? This is a follow-up enigma to the question: Why is there something, rather than nothing ? God is a great mystery, while he has revealed to us his indescribable love, that went so far, as to incarnate in Jesus Christ and to go through the most horrendous, shameful, and painful death that this face of the earth has seen. God's unfathomable love, graciousness, and goodness are other mind-bending enigmas.

God gave the human mind an incredible capacity for understanding, and anyone with normal intelligence can figure out without great effort that there is a powerful creator behind all around us. But many decide and will suppress the truth in unrighteousness and deny God the glory he deserves. How can they then blame God, when they get what they decided to get, which is to exist apart of God? God is alive, and when we cut the umbilical cord to God, life ceases to exist. Our autonomy means death. Spiritual, and physical death. We are dependent beings, and can only fully exist and flourish when we are connected to the life-giver, which is God.

The only reason why people decide against believing in God is, that man has loved darkness more than light. Their deeds were evil, and they shy these to come to the light. But those with courage, willing to repent, will find a God that receives with open arms, with love, as a father that is waiting for his son to return from evil ways that lead to destruction. Are you living distant from God?

Isaiah 1:18: "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool."

Isaiah 55:6 (NIV): "Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near."

Psalm 32:6 (NIV): "Therefore let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found; surely the rising of the mighty waters will not reach them."

Have you tasted the pleasures of the world, and realized how senseless and void they are?

Ecclesiastes 1:2 (NIV): "Meaningless! Meaningless!" says the Teacher. "Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless."

Ecclesiastes 12:8 (NIV): "Meaningless, meaningless," says the Teacher. "Everything is meaningless!"

This verse reiterates the theme of the fleeting and transitory nature of worldly pursuits.

Psalm 9:10 (NIV): "Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you."

This verse highlights the faithfulness of God to those who seek Him, implying that seeking God leads to a relationship of trust and security in Him.

John 3:16 (NIV): "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

This famous verse from the New Testament speaks of the gift of eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ, emphasizing the promise of everlasting life for those who believe in Him.

Do you believe in God? Do you believe in Jesus? Are you a so-called " Ex-Christian" ? There is still time to repent, and return to God who loves us, no matter how far apart we have lived from him. He receives anyone as long as we return while we are here on earth, and alive. But if we die in our sins, its over.

John 8:24 (NIV): "I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am he, you will indeed die in your sins."

Romans 6:23 (NIV): "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Do you want to return to the Lord? Here a video, which guides you to return. The Lord is waiting. I know for a fact, there is someone reading these lines, preserving: " The Lord is talking to me".

2 Peter 3:9 (NIV): "The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."

This verse from the New Testament highlights God's patience and desire for all to come to repentance, indicating that He is not slow in keeping His promises and is waiting for people to turn to Him.

Psalm 119:2 (NIV): "Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart."





Nature cannot be self-manifesting,
For the universe's existence is arresting.
If it created itself, it would need
Knowledge of its own form, space, and seed.

Minds, and only minds, can bring
Something from nothing, with a creative swing.
The universe's order, stability, and grace,
Must have been imposed from an external place.

Fine-tuned parameters, just right,
Life-permitting conditions, shining bright.
The building blocks of life, hand-picked,
Information systems, intricately clicked.

Irreducible cells, factories of life,
Complex proteins, molecular strife.
The evidence points to design so clear,
An intelligent creator, it does appear.

"The most reasonable inference," we find,
Is that a designer, with purpose in mind,
Crafted the laws of physics, fine-tuned with care,
To create a world where life could dare.

But some reject this notion, and instead,
Believe in chance, with theories widespread.
Multiverses, abiogenesis, and macroevolution,
Despite no proof, they hold with resolution.

Yet, they deny a Creator's hand,
Demanding tangible proof, something grand.
But just because it can't be seen,
Doesn't mean there isn't evidence keen.

If there's no Creator, then we must believe,
That all we see, hear, touch, and perceive,
Is a cosmic accident, a random fluke,
An unlikely happening, like an AI robot's rebuke.

It's like looking at a machine so complex,
And claiming it formed with no process,
All its parts just fell into place,
And a program appeared, with coding's grace.

So, let us ponder and reflect,
On the wonders of nature, with intellect.
The evidence of design is clear,
Nature's beauty, a miracle so dear.




The Big Bang theory, scientific consensus strong,
Hawking, Einstein, Rees, and more, all along.
Finite nature of time, space, and matter, they say,
Had a beginning, though we can't go back all the way.

The second law of thermodynamics, a clear sign,
That an eternal universe is not in line.
Energy available for use, now at hand,
But in the future, it will dwindle, a "heat death" so grand.

Philosophical reasons, a point to make,
An infinite past, a concept we must break.
Counting forward or backward, without an end,
A starting point is necessary, we must comprehend.

So how can we count without a start,
Moving ahead or back, with no counterpart?
A reference point to begin the count,
Without it, we won't reach the desired amount.

Contingent beings, dependent in their form,
Need a cause, a reason to be born.
The physical universe, too, falls in this line,
Contingent, not self-sustained, a truth divine.

But that external cause, beyond it all,
Cannot be contingent, not subject to a fall.
It must be necessary, unbounded and true,
A force eternal, with a purpose anew.

Hey presto, we've arrived at the conclusion bright,
A necessarily existent being, a beacon of light.
Uncreated, non-contingent, the source of all,
God, the eternal, stands mighty and tall.

The proof is clear, the logic sound,
A poem that shows the truth profound.
God, the necessary being, the ultimate cause,
Infinite, unchanging, with divine laws.




A quest for truth, a thirst for knowledge,
As humans, we seek answers, from edge to edge,
Existential questions, we ponder and explore,
Yearning to understand, our purpose and more.

Some believe in a Creator, divine and grand,
A guiding hand, that crafted life's intricate strand,
A cosmic architect, with wisdom and design,
Whose presence, they see, in every star that shines.

Others question, with a skeptical mind,
Seeking evidence, facts they hope to find,
They ponder theories, of evolution's might,
Exploring nature's laws, in a scientific light.

But can existence, be without a source?
Can life arise, without divine discourse?
Is it mere chance, a cosmic fluke,
Or is there a plan, a purpose to rebuke?

The mysteries of life, still shrouded in haze,
Debates and discussions, in countless ways,
Belief and reason, often at odds,
As humans seek truth, with minds and hearts at odds.

The universe and life, a grand design,
Complex systems, so finely aligned,
A wind-up clock, with a beginning in sight,
A cause, a purpose, a guiding light.

Laws of physics, imprinted in space,
Mathematics' rules, in perfect embrace,
A finely tuned dance, for life to thrive,
Who set the stage, for this cosmic jive?

Cells, factories of intricate design,
Machines and turbines, a complex shrine,
Digital code, stored in genes' embrace,
Transcribed and translated, with flawless grace.

DNA, a blueprint of life's story,
With information, encoding in glory,
Storage density, beyond compare,
A marvel of design, beyond compare.

Humans, moral beings with minds so bright,
Conscious and intelligent, with logic's might,
Language, communication, tools of the wise,
Non-material, yet real, a wondrous prize.

So, the evidence is clear, for those who see,
A loving Creator, in all that can be,
A symphony of design, a purpose profound,
In the wonders of existence, truth is found.

But still, debates may rage, and questions arise,
Seeking answers, with open eyes,
For faith and reason, hand in hand,
Guide us on a quest, to understand.

So, let us ponder, with awe and grace,
The evidence around, in every place,
And embrace the beauty, of the mystery,
As we explore life's grand tapestry.




Exalting the Infinite Goodness of God

Infinite goodness, boundless love,
Our God, enthroned in realms above.
A gracious King, a merciful Lord,
His blessings, like a never-ending chord.

He pours on us His endless grace,
With love that fills the darkest place.
To those who love and trust His name,
He showers blessings, free from blame.

His nature, seen in the Bible's pages,
Reveals a God who's been through ages.
His goodness shines in every verse,
His love, a blessing that can't be rehearsed.

No words can fully exalt His name,
No praise can match His wondrous fame.
His mercy, like a gentle stream,
Flows to us, a divine regime.

For those who understand His ways,
His goodness fills their endless days.
They know His love, they feel His care,
A treasure beyond all compare.

So let us lift our voices high,
In worship, praise, and grateful cry.
For God, the King of love and grace,
Deserves our highest, loudest praise.

Infinite goodness, endless love,
Our God, who reigns in realms above.
We'll never fully comprehend,
The depths of His mercy, that never end.

Exalting the Infinite Goodness of God

(Verse 1)
Infinite goodness, boundless love,
Our God, enthroned in realms above.
His grace and mercy, beyond compare,
He showers blessings, always there.

No words can fully exalt His name,
No praise can match His wondrous fame.
His love and goodness, ever true,
We lift our voices in praise to You.

(Verse 2)
Through ages past, His faithfulness shown,
In the pages of the Bible, clearly known.
His nature revealed, His love so grand,
A God who holds us in His loving hand.

No words can fully exalt His name,
No praise can match His wondrous fame.
His love and goodness, ever true,
We lift our voices in praise to You.

(Verse 3)
His mercy flows, a gentle stream,
Filling us with hope, like a radiant beam.
To those who trust and love His ways,
His blessings fill their every days.

No words can fully exalt His name,
No praise can match His wondrous fame.
His love and goodness, ever true,
We lift our voices in praise to You.

Oh, God of grace, and God of love,
You're the One we look to, above.
Your goodness, endless, Your love so wide,
We worship You, with hearts untied.

No words can fully exalt His name,
No praise can match His wondrous fame.
His love and goodness, ever true,
We lift our voices in praise to You.

So let us sing with joyful hearts,
Of God's goodness that never departs.
We'll praise His name, forevermore,
Our God, our King, we do adore.

The goodness of God is an attribute that encompasses all of His other perfections and is particularly referred to as His glory. In the Bible, when Moses asked to see the glory of Jehovah, God proclaimed His name as "merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth" (Exodus 34:6). This demonstrates that God's goodness is a fundamental aspect of His nature and character.

The goodness of God is revealed in various ways, depending on the context or objects of His kindness. For instance, when God relieves the suffering of the miserable, it is called mercy. When He extends favor to the undeserving or those who deserve nothing but punishment, it is called grace. When He provides for the needs of the poor and needy, it is called bounty. And when He patiently withholds punishment from rebellious sinners, it is called longsuffering or patience. In essence, the goodness of God encompasses all forms of His kindness and benevolence towards His creatures, whether they are considered as creatures, as sinners, or as saints.

God's goodness is evident in countless instances. He displays His goodness by giving existence to innumerable creatures, even though He has no need of them, being infinitely self-sufficient and happy within Himself. He upholds all His creatures in existence and provides for their needs, demonstrating His goodness in sustaining and caring for them. However, the most astounding and awe-inspiring manifestation of God's goodness is in the redemption of sinners through Jesus Christ.

The plan of redemption, devised by God and executed through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, is the epitome of His goodness. God's love for humanity is demonstrated through the selfless act of sending His Son to die for our sins, despite our unworthiness. The depth and magnitude of God's love and goodness are incomprehensible, as expressed in John 3:16, which says, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." God's goodness and love in providing a way for sinners to be reconciled to Him through faith in Jesus is a remarkable display of His infinite kindness and mercy.

In conclusion, the goodness of God is a multifaceted attribute that encompasses all of His perfections and is particularly evident in His love and benevolence towards His creatures. From the creation and sustenance of the universe to the redemption of humanity, God's goodness is displayed in numerous ways. It is a characteristic of His nature that is beyond human comprehension, and it fills us with awe and gratitude. As recipients of God's goodness, we are called to reflect His goodness in our lives and strive to emulate His kindness and love towards others.

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Estimates based on observations from the Hubble Space Telescope and other sources suggest that there may be at least 100 billion galaxies in the observable universe alone.

The biggest known galaxy in the observable universe is IC 1101, which is located about 1.07 billion light years away from Earth in the constellation of Virgo. It is an elliptical galaxy and is estimated to have a diameter of about 6 million light years, making it more than 50 times larger than our Milky Way galaxy. IC 1101 is also one of the most massive galaxies known, with a mass estimated to be 100 trillion times that of the Sun.

That one alone is estimated to contain trillions of stars.

It is also estimated that there are millions of galaxy clusters in the observable universe.  On average, a galaxy cluster can contain several thousand galaxies.

God knows all the stars by name.

Psalm 147:4 "He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names."

This verse implies that God has knowledge of all the stars in the universe and even assigns names to them.

Similarly, in Isaiah 40:26, it says

"Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name; by the greatness of his might and because he is strong in power, not one is missing."

This verse reinforces the idea that God not only knows all the stars but also has the power to create and sustain them.

Now think about this. God who created all this vast universe, considered you so important, that he created all the conditions, so that you could come to my Facebook timeline to meet me, his servant, so that i could tell you about it. So that you could wonder and ponder, and give him praise.

Praise Him.

Majesty and Grace

Oh, Lord, your power is immense
Your wisdom, beyond compare
You created this vast universe
With billions of stars to spare

You hung each star in place
With precision and perfect design
And in this vast expanse of space
We see your glory shine

Your creation is a testament
To your great strength and might
From the tiniest grain of sand
To the brightest starry night

But not only have you created
This vast and wondrous sphere
You also made us, mere mortals
With the capacity to revere

We are in awe of your intelligence
And your loving, guiding hand
You have equipped us with knowledge
To explore and understand

So, we praise you, mighty Father
For all that you have done
For creating this magnificent world
And for making us your beloved ones

May we always remember
To give thanks for your great grace
And to follow your path of love and light
Till we behold your glorious face.

Majesty and Grace

Verse 1:
Oh Lord, your power is immense
Your wisdom, beyond compare
You created this vast universe
With billions of stars to spare
Your love for us is everlasting
And we sing to you with praise
For all that you have done for us
And for the light that guides our ways

We sing of your great power
And of your wondrous grace
We lift our voices higher
To glorify your holy name
For you have given us a gift
That we can never repay
We praise you, mighty Father
And we thank you for this day

Verse 2:
From the depths of the ocean floor
To the highest mountain peak
You have shown your majesty
In every living thing we meet
You've given us the breath of life
And the power to explore
The wonders of your creation
And the love that you have in store

We sing of your great power
And of your wondrous grace
We lift our voices higher
To glorify your holy name
For you have given us a gift
That we can never repay
We praise you, mighty Father
And we thank you for this day

Your love is beyond measure
And your grace abounds in us
We will follow you forever
In your light we put our trust

We sing of your great power
And of your wondrous grace
We lift our voices higher
To glorify your holy name
For you have given us a gift
That we can never repay
We praise you, mighty Father
And we thank you for this day

We thank you for your mercy
And for the love that you have shown
We praise you, mighty Father
And we make your name known.

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To love our neighbor as ourselves,
Means to see their virtues, not their faults.
To think positively and well of them,
And not to judge, but to show love.

Jesus taught us to love one another,
And to see everyone as our brother.
He showed us through the Good Samaritan,
That our neighbor is anyone in need.

But it's not just those in need we should love,
It's also those around us, near and far.
Family, friends, colleagues at work,
And those we meet in our daily lives.

Yet some people think they're better than others,
And judge those who they think are wrong.
They're like the modern-day Pharisees,
Accusing and pointing fingers at others.

But Jesus said to love our neighbor,
And to think of things that are noble and pure.
To encourage and build each other up,
And to speak with grace and love.

Gossip and after talk can cause division,
And separate close friends from each other.
But let us use our words for good,
To build up and benefit those around us.

So let us love our neighbor as ourselves,
And see the good in others, not the faults.
For in doing so, we honor our Lord,
And show His love to all around us.

To love our neighbor as ourselves also means to think well and positively about them, and not negatively. Trying to see their virtues and not their faults.
When Jesus talks about our neighbor in the second commandment of loving each other, he is referring to anyone and everyone around us. In the Gospel of Luke, a teacher of the law asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" (Luke 10:29). Jesus then told the parable of the Good Samaritan, which illustrates that our neighbor is anyone in need, regardless of their ethnicity, social status, or religion.
Not only in need but just who surround us. Family members, friends, neighbors, colleagues at work, etc.

There are people that feel good when they have the feeling and think that they are better than others, and nourish what makes them think this to be the case.
There are Christians out there, that are eager, and easy-to-find brothers and sisters, that seem to have diverging beliefs, and easy to point their fingers at what they consider wrongdoing and false beliefs.
When they do meet someone, they are easy to suspect that that person is a heretic, holding false beliefs, or sinful behavior.
They are easy to accuse others. They are the modern Pharisees.

Someone, for example, commented on my video on my channel, The God Talk: Why such determination and urgency to prove that the shroud is real or not? Putting one's faith into the shroud rather than in our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is a false faith... That person first judged, rather than trying to understand what I believe, and why, better.

"Love your neighbor as yourself." - Mark 12:31
"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." - Matthew 7:1-2
"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." - Philippians 4:8
"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing." - 1 Thessalonians 5:11
"Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone." - Colossians 4:6

Closely related to this is gossip, or after the talk. Some time ago, i heard, that the people that most do this, are those in the church. Might be true.

"A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends." - Proverbs 16:28
"The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts." - Proverbs 18:8
"Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends." - Proverbs 17:9
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." - Ephesians 4:29

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"Guided by a Designer's Hand"

In the vastness of space and time,
The universe came to be,
But could it have created itself,
Without a guiding hand to see?

Nature's laws are clear to us,
Yet they cannot be self-made,
The order we observe today,
Was not by chance conveyed.

For only minds can create,
From nothing, without a guide,
And in the universe's design,
An intelligence we can't hide.

The fine-tuned parameters we see,
Were chosen with a purposeful hand,
To permit life to emerge,
In this vast and wondrous land.

The building blocks of life itself,
Had to be chosen with great care,
Energy, genes, and pathways too,
To make cells operate with flair.

And so we see, in all its grace,
The universe is more than just space,
A designer's hand is what we trace,
In the beauty of this physical place.




The Bible's Wisdom

The Bible holds a wisdom so profound,
Its words can shape the human mind.
In Genesis, our origins are found,
A truth so simple, yet so divine.

John 3:16, a message of love,
A promise of life eternal and true.
Its power can change our hearts above,
And give us a purpose to pursue.

Matthew 22:38, a command so clear,
To love our God with all our might,
And love our neighbor, far and near,
To bring joy and peace to our sight.

But what if we knew it was all a lie,
That there was no God, no divine grace.
Would we still choose to live by,
The Bible's teachings, its moral embrace?

It would still be wise to defend,
The Biblical worldview, for it is good.
For without a creator, there's no end,
To man's selfish ways, his evil mood.

Atheism in power has never thrived,
But ended in tyranny and pain.
The Bible's wisdom, it has survived,
And shaped our world again and again.

So let us hold fast to this sacred book,
And let its words guide us through life.
For in its pages, we can always look,
And find the way to overcome strife.


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Time Flies and the Gospel Soars

The days and time that God has given,
Are precious and fleeting, like a butterfly driven.
Don't waste them on futile and mundane things,
Or selfish pursuits that only temporary happiness brings.

Some chase after material goods and comfort,
Others seek power and pleasures, without effort.
But the Bible urges us to be wise,
And use our time to serve and reach for the skies.

Ephesians and Colossians call us to walk in wisdom,
To make the best use of our time, and not be a victim.
Psalm 90 reminds us to number our days,
To gain a heart of wisdom, and follow God's ways.

Proverbs warns us of the danger of idleness,
Of wasting our time, and being a sluggard in stillness.
James tells us that life is short and fleeting,
Like a mist that appears, then disappears, without meaning.

As I grow older, I realize how short life can be,
And how important it is to live for eternity.
To focus on Jesus, and make Him known,
To seek knowledge and understanding, and not be alone.

The days are evil, but the gospel is power,
A message of hope and salvation, for every hour.
We must not be ashamed, but boldly proclaim,
That Jesus is Lord, and salvation is His name.

So let us use our time wisely and well,
To serve God and others, and break down the gates of hell.
For one warrior of Christ can do great things,
And bring light and hope, to a world in need of wings.

The days and time, that God has given you here on earth, are precious. Don't waste it with futile, mundane things.
Many do hunt for personal happiness and fulfillment, material belongings, and comfort. Others for power, and hedonistic pleasures.
But the Bible urges us;

Ephesians 5:15-16 - "Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil."

Psalm 90:12 - "So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom."

Colossians 4:5 - "Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time."

Proverbs 6:9-11 - "How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man."

James 4:14 - "Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes."

The older I get, the more I become aware of how short a lifetime is, even if it appears otherwise. And the more I become aware of how important it is that we use our time to serve God. At home, in our community, in church, on the internet, and far away. It doesn't matter. Important is that we focus on Jesus, seek to learn more about Him, and make Him known to others. The days are evil. Many are around, spreading misinformation, claiming that there is no God, and that naturalistic mechanisms, like evolution, explain our existence, and make God superfluous. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The more I have sought knowledge and understanding about the world that surrounds me, the more evidence it has become that God is necessary to explain basically all phenomena that science has unraveled. Naturalism explains none of them. An intelligent, powerful, eternal creator does. I do not conform with false teachings and false beliefs. I oppose them publicly and openly. If you hide the truth behind a curtain, how can you be the salt of this earth? The truth has to shine loud and clear, so everyone can see and hear it. So people can make up their minds. Few are the workers in the field. But one warrior of Christ can do great things.

Romans 1:16, where Paul writes:

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile."

In this passage, Paul is expressing his strong belief in the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ to save all who believe, regardless of their background or ethnicity. The gospel is a message of hope and salvation that should be shared with everyone, and he is willing to boldly proclaim it, even in the face of persecution or opposition.

Romans 10:15: "And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: 'How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!'"
Isaiah 52:7: "How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, 'Your God reigns!'"

Those who spread the truth of the gospel, who bring the message of salvation and peace, are beautiful and lovely in the sight of God. Their feet are beautiful because they are carrying the good news to those who need to hear it, and they are fulfilling God's mission to bring salvation to all people.

Are you one of them ?

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The Pillars of Intelligent Design

In the realm of intelligent design,
There are pillars that define
The need for a mind, a guiding force
To create and shape our universe.

Mathematics, the language of the cosmos,
With patterns and equations so grandiose,
It speaks of a mind that understands
The intricacies of our cosmic expanse.

Fine-tuning, the delicate balance we see,
From particles small to galaxies,
A universe designed with precision,
A reflection of the creator's vision.

Foresight, the planning ahead,
In the intricate design of every thread,
A mind that knows what's yet to come,
And plans accordingly, from start to done.

Irreducible complexity, the complex design,
In every cell, organism, and sign,
A mind that crafted every part,
With a purpose and a plan from the start.

Instructional, specified, complex information,
The code that shapes every creation,
A mind that wrote the script we see,
In every living entity.

All these pillars stand so tall,
The proof of a mind, behind it all,
Intelligence, creativity, and design,
Guiding our universe, divine.

Os Pilares do Design Inteligente

No reino do design inteligente,
Pilares definem claramente,
A necessidade de uma mente, uma força guia,
Para criar e moldar nossa galáxia.

A matemática, língua do cosmo,
Com equações e padrões grandiosos,
Fala de uma mente que compreende,
As complexidades do nosso universo que se estende.

A sintonia fina, equilíbrio tão frágil,
Desde partículas pequenas até as galáxias maiores,
Um universo projetado com precisão,
Reflexo da visão do criador, sem contradição.

Visão do futuro, planejamento com perspectiva,
No design intricado de cada fibra,
Uma mente que sabe o que está por vir,
E planeja de acordo, sem desistir.

Complexidade irredutível, design sofisticado,
Em cada célula, organismo e recado,
Uma mente que esculpiu cada parte,
Com propósito e um plano, desde o começo em parte.

Informação complexa, específica, instrucional,
O código que molda cada criação em geral,
Uma mente que escreveu o roteiro que se vê,
Em cada entidade viva, que existe sem fé.

Todos esses pilares estão firmes e altos,
A prova de uma mente, que guiou todos os atos,
Inteligência, criatividade e design,
Guiando nosso universo, divino e tão lindo.

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Atheists: Blinded to the Obvious

The worst blind is not the one without sight,
But the one who refuses to see the light,
Blinded by pride or fear or hate,
Unable to see the truth, their fate.

They walk through life with eyes wide shut,
Refusing to see what they'd rather not,
Ignoring the signs and the warning calls,
Until the inevitable downfall.

Their eyes are open, but their vision's blurred,
By prejudices, biases, and misconceptions absurd,
They cling to their beliefs, no matter how wrong,
And refuse to acknowledge the truth all along.

Oh, the worst blind is the one who refuses to see,
For they live in a world that's not meant to be,
But those who choose to open their eyes,
Can find the way to the light and rise.

Intelligent design, a concept so obvious
A theory that posits an intelligent force,
Behind the universe's complex and intricate course.
the evidence is plain to see,
A sign of a creator's creativity,
A purposeful design in every living thing,
From the tiniest cell to the galaxies' swing.

Yet, others refuse to acknowledge the signs,
To explain away the intricacies they see,
As a product of evolution, random chance, and debris.
the worst blind is the one who refuses,
intelligent design to see, so obvious.




In the realm of chaos, a creator's touch,
Crafting order from randomness, a sight so much.
For in this world, where patterns arise,
A symphony of design, painted across the skies.

Infinite complexities woven with care,
From the depths of the cosmos to the creatures rare.
Intelligence whispered, guiding each form,
Breathing life into existence, through a creator's norm.

The dance of atoms, harmonizing in grace,
Revealing a purpose, in every boundless space.
Through intricate webs of cause and effect,
A creator's hand orchestrates, with profound intellect.

From swirling galaxies to grains of sand,
In every intricate detail, a purpose is planned.
For disorder yearns for structure's embrace,
But without a guiding hand, it dissipates in space.

Look to the beauty that surrounds,
The intricate tapestry, where meaning resounds.
For chaos alone cannot fashion such art,
A creator's touch, the masterpiece's start.

In the symphony of life, let us never forget,
The evidence before us, a creator's silhouette.
For in the grand design, a truth does unfold,
A world crafted with intention, a story untold.




Interdependence Points to Design

In the world of cells, a network complex,
Regulating purines, with interwoven threads.
From RNA-binding proteins to small RNAs,
And riboswitches, dance in the elegant spread.

Each actor plays a role, unique and fine,
Dependent on others, they intertwine.
RNA-binding proteins, with binding sites specific,
Stabilizing mRNAs, making them prolific.

Small RNAs, with base pairing prowess,
Efficiently tweaking mRNAs, with finesse.
Responding to cues, like nucleotide levels,
Or other signals, that the cell unravels.

Riboswitches, like molecular switches,
Changing conformation, as the cell wishes.
Metabolite binding, causing a change,
In mRNA regulation, they rearrange.

Irreducible, this network of dance,
The removal of one would disrupt the chance,
Of proper regulation, in purine biosynthesis,
A system so intricate, it's hard to dismiss.

Interdependence points to design,
In this regulatory network, so refined.
Each actor is essential, in its own way,
Working together, day by day.

Evolution's path, complex and long,
Coordinating components, can't be wrong.
Design in every step, we see,
In the interdependence, of this regulatory decree.

So marvel at the complexity, of this dance,
In the world of cells, where interdependence enhances,
The regulation of purine biosynthesis,
A testament to design, a masterpiece of life's kiss.




Enzymatic Symphony: The Marvel of Design

Behold the marvel of design,
Ribose-phosphate diphosphokinase, divine,
An enzyme that orchestrates with grace,
The synthesis of nucleotides, in every place.

With active sites, it's built to bind,
R5P and ATP, in perfect kind,
Converting them with skill and might,
To PRPP and ADP, in the enzyme's light.

A homodimer it forms, a symphony in pairs,
With identical subunits, it truly declares,
The beauty of its structure, precise and fine,
A testament to intelligence, so divine.

Conserved regions, so carefully designed,
ATP binding sites, with precision aligned,
And R5P binding sites, they play their part,
In the enzymatic dance, a work of art.

Amino acids, the building blocks of life,
Compose this enzyme, without any strife,
Their sequence varies, but still we find,
The hand of design, so perfectly aligned.

Magnesium ions, a crucial co-factor,
Stabilize the enzyme's active site, with their benefactor,
Inorganic pyrophosphate, a high-energy bond,
Provides the driving force, so the reaction can respond.

Genetic regulation, a masterful control,
To fine-tune the enzyme's activity, a precise role,
Protein-protein interactions, a delicate dance,
To modulate its function, with elegance.

Post-translational modifications, adding flair,
Phosphorylation, acetylation, with utmost care,
Fine-tuning the enzyme's stability and location,
A master plan, of intricate coordination.

The availability of cofactors, it's tightly controlled,
Through cellular transporters, so wise and bold,
The cell maintains optimal levels, just right,
To ensure the enzyme's activity, shines bright.

Ribose-phosphate diphosphokinase, a wondrous sight,
A marvel of design, with intelligence so bright,
In nucleotide biosynthesis, it plays a key role,
A testament to an intelligent design, an awe-inspiring goal.




Molecular Symphony: GPAT's Intelligent Design

Amidophosphoribosyl transferase, GPAT,
A molecular machine, precise and exact,
In purine nucleotide biosynthesis it plays a part,
With a goal-oriented logic, a work of intelligent art.

With ATP-binding domain, it starts the show,
Hydrolyzing ATP, providing energy to go,
Catalytic domain, the active site,
Where substrates bind, with precision so tight.

Substrate binding, a specific affair,
Ensuring only the right ones are processed with care,
Catalysis ensues, a chemical dance,
Transferring PRPP, in a well-choreographed trance.

Product released, with PRPP in tow,
Ready for downstream pathways to bestow,
Active site reset, for another round,
Efficient and effective, with precision profound.

A molecular machine, orchestrated and fine,
Evidence of intelligent design, so divine,
In the biosynthesis of nucleotides, so crucial,
GPAT's precision and complexity, truly awe-inspiring and beautiful.

With each step orchestrated and exact,
A testament to design, with undeniable impact,
GPAT's molecular dance, a symphony of life,
A marvel of creation, amidst the cellular strife.




Atheists search for their happiness only here and now, in this lifetime. Their hopes are reduced to what this broken world can offer and do not extend their hopes beyond the grave. But we, born again in Christ, have become beloved children of God, and as such have come into a loving relationship with God, the Father. Our wishes and will have been transformed, and rather than look only on a horizontal plane, we look also up on a vertical plane, we look up to the Father and his will. Since God is the creator of everything, and he made everything with a purpose, we also have a purpose. Our purpose is to have this loving relationship with the Father in heaven, and amongst us. God decided, in his love, to extend the most precious that he has, which is his own life and existence, to created beings, which are alive, equal to him, but depend on him, since he is uncreated, but we are created. Loving and all expressions of love, care, kindness, and agape, are the celebration of life. There are no deeper ends. And knowing this, fulfills us, believers, with peace and happiness. Nobody can take this faith away from those that are truly reborn in God. That entirely shifts our priorities, from material things to focusing on God and his will, which is perfect and good. Nothing that this world offers can satisfy the thirst of our souls for meaning and purpose. Only the author of life can do so. While unbelievers regard humankind as unimportant, a lucky fluke of this universe, we know that God crafted us, our bodies, with care and love. We are important to him. And he has proven it with the culmination of his self-revelation in Jesus Christ, who came to pay for our sins. The culmination of proof of his love for you, and me. How could we reject such a great offer, such a wonderful expression of his unfathomable love, and care? Now let us not waste our limited, precious time. Let us be tools of the lord, whom he has chosen, we are his co-workers, to tell others about this precious faith, and call unbelievers to repentance and surrender to our majestic Lord.

In this vast world where beliefs collide,
Atheists seek happiness solely by their side.
Their hopes confined to worldly delight,
They overlook what lies beyond, out of sight.

But we, reborn in Christ's embrace,
Know a love that transcends time and space.
As children of God, we're blessed and adored,
In a relationship with our heavenly Lord.

Our wishes and will transformed anew,
We look both horizontal and vertical too.
Up to the Father, whose purpose is clear,
To love and connect, both far and near.

For God, in His boundless affection and grace,
Extended His own life to our mortal race.
Created beings, dependent, yet alive,
He invites us to share in His love, to thrive.

Love, kindness, care, and joy's jubilee,
Celebrate the essence of life, you see.
With this understanding, our hearts find peace,
Faith cannot be stolen; its blessings won't cease.

Our priorities shift from material gain,
To focus on God, whose will we attain.
No worldly treasure can quench our soul's thirst,
Only the author of life fulfills us first.

While unbelievers may dismiss humankind,
We know God crafted us with love intertwined.
In Jesus Christ, He revealed His love so deep,
Paying for our sins, the promise He'd keep.

How could we reject such a divine embrace,
A love that surpasses time and space?
Now let us seize our limited, cherished days,
To be co-workers with the Lord in His ways.

As tools of the divine, chosen to proclaim,
The precious faith that sets hearts aflame.
With humility, we beckon unbelievers to see,
The beauty of surrender, a majestic decree.




Marvelous Factories: The Ingenious Cells

Cells, the building blocks of life,
A world of wonders, beyond our sight,
Factories so small, yet so grand,
With intricacies we can't understand.

They use codes and information,
To operate with precise coordination,
Molecular machines, oh, so fine,
Creating materials, a design divine.

Energy turbines, highly specialized,
Self-replicating, they're so prized,
Ingenium, the Latin word for "cleverness",
Cells display it with flawless finesse.

Engineering, the art of invention,
Cells are masters, beyond our comprehension,
Robust and integral, their control,
Operating with perfection, a wondrous role.

Science reveals their engineering feats,
Innovations beyond our wildest treats,
Biomimetics, a field so new,
Inspired by cells, it's awe-inspiring too.

For engineering requires a mind,
An intelligent designer, we can find,
Cells are evidence of superior creation,
With precision and complexity, beyond imagination.

So let's marvel at these factories small,
Ingenious cells, the greatest of all,
A testament to design, so divine,
A masterpiece of intelligence, a gift so fine.

A Symphony of Biology: Unraveling Complexity

In the world of biology, a complex dance,
Of mechanisms and codes, a captivating trance,
From genes and networks, to retrotransposons,
Junk DNA, and splicing, a symphony of connections.

Epigenetic codes, a language so grand,
Glycan codes on membranes, complex and unplanned,
Post-transcriptional modifications abound,
Histones, hormones, with roles profound.

Ion channels and fields, beyond the genes,
Inheritance by cell memory, a tale unseen,
Membrane targets and patterns, shaping cells,
Cytoskeletal arrays, with stories to tell.

These mechanisms, they orchestrate,
Gene expression, they regulate,
Cell types and patterns, they generate,
Critical tasks, they fascinate.

Traditionally, a gene-centric view,
Darwin's proposal, old and true,
But recent discoveries, so vast and grand,
Challenging the theories, that once did stand.

Neo-Darwinism, the Modern Synthesis,
Only partial, with some hypotheses amiss,
Extended evolutionary synthesis, a new proposal,
But still, there's more, a holistic disposal.

Structuralism and systems biology,
A Systems Design, a novel analogy,
Taking into account, the complexity untold,
Of organizational hierarchy, and mysteries unfold.

So let's embrace the wonder, of science's quest,
Unraveling the mysteries, with zest,
For life's complexity, a marvel to behold,
In the world of biology, stories yet untold.




Unverifiable Evolution: A Hypothesis Beyond Testability

Large-scale evolution, a hypothesis non-testable,
Factors complex, unknown, and variable, make it unstable.
Fitness, mutation rates, and effects are hard to gauge,
Estimating reproductive value is a challenging stage.

Darwin's theory, difficult to quantify,
Unknowns abound, making it hard to verify.
Variations in the environment, species behavior change,
Influence on specific traits, a puzzle, so strange.

The key question remains unanswered still,
How mutations affect fitness, is a complex skill.
Natural selection, a concept hard to measure,
Lacking scientific value, is a challenging endeavor.

A hypothesis at best, an untestable claim,
Based on belief, not evidence, it may aim.
Blind confidence, not scientific proof,
Biodiversity's explanation is still aloof.




In a vast expanse of cosmic dance,
Without a cause or guiding hand,
The universe, they say, just chanced,
From nothingness to starlit lands.

Laws of physics, sprung by luck,
No grand design, just random muck.
Fine-tuning’s just a happy fluke,
No grand composer, just a flub.

Coded strands of DNA,
Chance did sculpt in its own way.
No intelligence, they proudly say,
Just a cosmic lottery play.

Minds that probe and question deep,
Born from chaos, not thought’s keep.
If insanity's the well so steep,
Why trust the thoughts these minds reap?

In pursuit of a truth they claim,
Yet in a world that's just a game.
To think reason's their sole domain,
Is surely life's greatest inane.

Yet they stand, with chests so puffed,
Claiming knowledge, never snuffed.
But in a universe so roughed,
Can true reason ever be enough?

In a realm devoid of divine embrace,
Rational harakiri, a perilous chase.
A universe untethered, adrift in void,
No guiding hand, no purpose employed.

Laws of physics born of random fate,
A dance of chaos, a cosmic spate.
Fine-tuned intricacies cast to chance,
A cosmic roulette, a reckless dance.

Coded messages in every strand,
A symphony of life, at chaos's hand.
Yet they declare, in their fervent claim,
That chance alone gave rise to life's flame.

Demented materialism's creed they tout,
A dogma cold, devoid of doubt.
With fervent zeal, they fiercely fight,
Believing in madness, championing night.

Minds born of chaos, they argue still,
Defending the void with stubborn will.
Insanity's progeny, they wear the crown,
And yet claim truth, as reason's gown.

Beside reason's altar, they stand and preach,
Yet chaos's disciples, their words beseech.
In the darkness they dwell, minds adrift,
Blind to the symphony, the universe's gift.

So let them proclaim their hollow truth,
As they dance on the edge, uncouth.
For within the chaos, a spark of light,
The search for meaning, a ceaseless fight.




The central commandment, as highlighted in Mark 12:30, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength," underscores a profound truth: our love for God is not just a duty; it is a path to our deepest fulfillment. This commandment is not merely an edict from on high; it's an invitation to a life of richer meaning and purpose. God, defined as love itself, asks for our love in return — a gesture that benefits us profoundly. In a world often preoccupied with material wealth, power, and fleeting pleasures, this commandment offers a stark contrast. It challenges us to redirect our love and devotion from the transient idols of our age — the unending pursuit of more — to something eternal and unchanging. It's a call to recognize that true richness doesn't lie in material accumulation but in a relationship with the divine.

The question arises: how does one love an unseen, intangible God? The answer lies in seeking to know Him. This knowledge comes from two primary sources: the Bible, as a direct revelation, and the world around us, as a testament to His creation. In Christianity, the ultimate revelation is found in Christ. His life, teachings, death, and resurrection are not just historical events but windows into the nature of God and His love for humanity. The Shroud of Turin and the Sudarium of Oviedo, for instance, offer compelling insights into the physical and psychological sufferings of Christ. Their detailed accounts of His passion, crucifixion, and resurrection provide a tangible connection to the extent of His sacrifice. This deepens our understanding and love for God, grounding it in a vivid historical and personal reality. The existence of suffering in the world, a profound and often perplexing reality, is seen not as a flaw but as part of a greater divine plan. It's posited that through suffering, greater goods are brought forth — virtues like resilience, compassion, and a deepened capacity for love. In this view, the world, with all its challenges, is the best possible scenario for achieving a higher purpose, reflecting the infinite wisdom, intelligence, and goodness of God.

To follow this greatest commandment is to embark on a journey of knowing God, through scripture, creation, and personal experience. It is to find joy and peace in the understanding that we are part of a larger, divinely orchestrated narrative. To love God is to find the true wealth of life, transcending material possessions and societal accolades. It is to recognize that in God's overarching plan, every detail of our lives is known and every struggle is under His providential care. Those that whine that God is hiding from us, are proven wrong because we have the Bible. It is enough to find and know Him. Creation also literally screams out, giving glory to its creator. Look at a Paradise bird, or rainbow blanket Octopus, and it gives testimony to the sublime Artist that God is. Look into space, and see the infinite greatness of God. Size does not matter to Him. We are a speck, a tiny organism on a tiny planet, surrounding a tiny sun, and a tiny galaxy, compared to the vastness of the universe with up to two trillion galaxies as ours. Nonetheless, we mean more to God, for Him to incarnate and become human, one like us. Size does not matter. We are huge compared to an atom.  About 6.68 × 10^27 atoms make up the average human body, that's more than stars in the universe. Between the size of an atom and the size of the universe, we are right about in the middle. What does that tell us?

We are right in the middle, in the core of Gods plans, and purpose of this Universe. The very fact that the universe is structured in a way that supports life, with fine-tuned constants and laws that allow for the existence and flourishing of beings like us, is an act of profound benevolence. The universe, being the work of our Lord, has fashioned a cosmos that is not only magnificent but also nurturing. The conditions necessary for life are so precise and delicate that their alignment suggests God's caring, intentional hand rather than random, brute happenstance. The beauty found in the natural world, from the majesty of galaxies to the intricacies of a snowflake, speaks to a creator who is not just powerful and intelligent but also deeply good. This beauty, which inspires awe and wonder in us, is a gift, a testament to a creator who values joy, wonder, and aesthetic appreciation. Our ability to recognize and appreciate this beauty is evidence, a sign of God's goodness, indicating a desire for a deep, appreciative relationship with His creation. We are also endowed with the capacity for moral goodness, love, compassion, altruism, and justice. This capacity, which sets us apart in the known universe, is a reflection of the moral nature of our creator. If we are made in the image of our Lord, then our ability to recognize and enact goodness is a direct emanation of God's nature. Our unending quest for knowledge and understanding, our drive to explore the universe and unlock its secrets, is a divine spark within us. This pursuit not only leads to technological and scientific advancements but also to a deeper appreciation of creation and, by extension, the creator. The fact that the universe can be understood, that it operates on logical principles that we can decipher, points to a creator who is not only good but also desires for us to know and understand his works.

And doing so, exploring and discovering God's character revealed in the Bible, and his creation, from the micro to the macro, that knowledge, is what truly enriches us because it leads us to contemplate, and rejoice by recognizing God's sublime nature. That provides us with a sense of comfort, safety, and the acknowledgment that we are being cared for. God cares and values us. Flawed, sinning, and often jerks, nonetheless, God loves us deeply and wants to have a relationship with us.  Solomon asked for wisdom and discernment to govern his people effectively. It pleased God. It will please Him too, if you ask Him for wisdom to know Him better, and so His creation. It will put things into the right perspective, shape your worldview, and generate a deeper understanding of Gods nature, and consequently, deeper love, and enrich yourself, and your inner being.

In Gibeon's dream, Solomon sought,
For wisdom, not riches, as he ought.
But in our days, we chase the wind,
Forgetting the wisdom that's God-send.

In galaxies vast, in atoms small,
In birds of paradise, in octopuses tall,
In every speck and every star,
God's artistry shines, near and far.

"Oh Lord," I pray, "amidst Your vast creation,
Help me find joy, not in mere acquisition.
Grant me the wisdom to see Your face,
In every atom, and in outer space.

In the Bible's pages, in nature's hue,
In the laughter of children, in the morning dew,
In acts of kindness, in tears of joy,
In every moment, Your love deploy.

Teach me, Lord, the art of living,
Not in taking, but in giving.
In the wisdom that Solomon sought,
In the love that Jesus taught.

In the beauty of a snowflake's fall,
In the majesty of mountains tall,
In the depths of the ocean, in the sky so blue,
Let me see, dear Lord, a glimpse of You.

For what is wisdom, if not to know,
The Creator of the high and low?
In every wonder, in every strife,
In every moment of this life.

So here's my prayer, my humble plea,
In subtle humor, in sincerity:
Let me love You, in truth and deed,
For You, O Lord, are all I need.

In the grandeur of Your cosmic play,
In the small joys of every day,
In Your wisdom, let me partake,
For in Your love, I am awake."


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