I recently received our Tide-books for 2017 in the mail. We use the tide-book to plan boat runs with the State Parks vessel “CLAM” in order to safely transport vehicles to Angel Island where I work as a Boat Operator. Every time I look at a Tide-book I’m reminded of our God as our Creator and the order in the universe He created. The sunrise / sunset and moon-rise/moon-set are also recorded in this handy book which are also a reminder of the intelligent design of our Creator. The title of this article comes from the book “I Believe Because” by Batsell Barrett Baxter. The following excerpt is from His book.
Consider what Dr. A. Cressy Morrison, a physician and former president of the New York State academy of Science, has to say:
The evidence is strongly suggestive of this directive purpose back of everything…. We have found that the world is in the right place, that the crust is adjusted to within ten feet, and that if the ocean were a few feet deeper we would have no oxygen or vegetation. We have found that the earth rotates in twenty-four hours and that were this revolution delayed, life would be impossible. If the speed of the earth around the sun were increased or decreased materially, this history of life, if any would be entirely different. We find that the sun is the one among thousands which could make our sort of life possible on earth, its size, density, temperature and the character of its rays all must be right, and are right. We find that the gases of the atmosphere are adjusted to each other and that a very slight change would be fatal…..
Considering the bulk of the earth, its place in space and the nicety of the adjustments, the chances of some of these adjustments occurring is in the order of one to a million, and the chances of all of them occurring cannot be calculated even in the billions. The existence of these facts cannot, therefore, be reconciled with any of the laws of chance. It is impossible, then, to escape the conclusion that the adjustments of nature to man are far more amazing than the adjustments of man to nature. A review of the wonders of nature demonstrates beyond question that there are design and purpose in it all. A program is being carried out in all its infinite detail by the Supreme Being we call God.
Psalms 19:1-7 – The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. (2) Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. (3) They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. (4) Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun. (5) It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. (6) It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth. (7) The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
Praise God as the Creator and sustainer of this World we call home. Glory and Praise to God for the order He’s placed in it as a reminder of the fact that God himself is our unchanging God.
James 1:16-17- Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. (17) Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

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