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“Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash? Do you know how the clouds hang poised, those wonders of him who is perfect in knowledge?
Science has shown us that clouds are visible masses of water vapor, which are condensed into either droplets or frozen crystals. Their formation and movement are aided through the circulation of air masses. Indeed, the clouds that seemed so mysterious in the book of Job are no longer a mystery to us.
The same can be said of many other aspects of the natural world. Science can tell us how flowers bloom and how the sun rises and sets each day. Science has even begun to give us insight into the processes that may have brought about life itself – processes that seem to go against the idea of a literalist six day interpretation of Genesis. Does such knowledge mean we cannot look upon these natural wonders and experience the same awe of our Creator, as described in the verses above? Is the beauty of nature diminished simply because we better understand it?
Not at all. Our scientific insight into the way the world works should lead us into a deeper sense of awe and admiration for the author of these processes. And as we begin to understand the laws that underlie God’s creation, even deeper mysteries emerge. Why is the universe so well ordered? Why is there something rather than nothing?
In addition to God’s word, God has given us an innate desire to seek him through nature – the book of God’s works. We must remember that both faith and science lead to truth about God the creator.
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