When I attended my first Autism Research Institute conference, my head literally ached from multiple hours of presentation after presentation of autism-related microbiology, enzymatic therapies, cellular functions and molecular gut distress. If you are a parent trying to understand the science behind what is going on with your child, you know what I mean! Autism parents attending these conferences get a quick induction into molecular biology.
God as Designer on a Molecular Level:
I remember looking at vivid slides of cells, proteins and molecules in a presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Mumper that were so strangely beautiful. Sitting there, I could scarcely breathe as the as I took in those images. They seemed …so…divine.
Human Neural Stem Cells
Credit: Corey Seehus, BrainCells Inc., USA
These cells are so small that a subcellular imaging system is necessary to capture their beauty. Who can create such a complex, intricate beauty on such a infinitely small scale? GOD CAN.
God as Designer of the Universe:
The Crab Nebula
Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll
(Arizona State University)
The above picture of the Crab Nebula was taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, a project of international cooperation between NASA and the European Space Agency. Located at a distance of about 6,500 light-years from Earth, the nebula has a diameter of 11 light years. (A light year is equal to just under 10 trillion kilometers.) It expands at a rate of about 1,500 kilometers per second.
Do you see what I see?
He’s the Designer of All Things: Big and Small!
It is hard for my mind to grasp just how incredible God is. God’s handiwork extends throughout the vastness of universe. And yet, He is present in the minuscule details on levels that we cannot even see or begin to fathom. My expectation is that just as God has designed the immenseness of the universe, He is also the artist of infinitely small details. Mankind will never be able to fully comprehend just how great God is!
The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky proclaims the work of His hands.
Day after day they pour out speech;
night after night they communicate knowledge.