Sunday, April 7, 2013


I haven't eaten at McDonald's for years. My absence from their counter is due to many things but one of them is actor/comedian, Steve Martin. He had a theory that everything McDonald's "created" came out of one giant machine in the back room - cheeseburgers, shakes, cardboard boxes, nerds at the counter, everything. Slightly funny but somehow his words had a hint of truth to them, at least for me. When I used to eat there though, I often had me a Filet-O-Fish sandwich! Fish. Yummm. :)

So, what does a fish sandwich have to do with a blog post about creation? Read on, Ronald McDonald.

I was listening to a Christian radio talk show this past week (Stand Up For The Truth) and I heard something that really made me think. The host and his guest were discussing creationism. They were going through the Old Testament account of creation found in the book of Genesis.

That was good but I have already heard all the arguments about creation vs evolution. I have chosen to believe everything that is written in the Bible. Oh, but I still believe in the Big Bang theory ;) . . . as written on a bumper sticker I saw once . . . "I believe in the Big Bang Theory. God created the universe. BANG!" Funny. Anyway, let's get back to the radio show about the evidence for creation side of things.

The guest said he learned something new about creation and God by reading a NEW Testament story - the feeding of the 5000. Evidence of creation in the New Testament? See if you can find it. Here's the story from the Book of Matthew.

"When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”

Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”

“We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.

“Bring them here to me,” he said. And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children." - Matthew 14:13-21

Think about what had just happened for a moment. You have just read a story of creation . . . on a smaller scale than the creation of the universe to be sure, but think about what Jesus did there. Hmm, I wonder how those who were present that day reacted when they witnessed "creation" occurring in their very presence.They actually saw Jesus create enough fish and bread to feed 5,000 men PLUS all their women and children. God created, right before their eyes!

I wonder how evolutionists could explain THAT story. I mean, according to evolution, wouldn't Jesus have to find a single-celled organism, toss it into a pool of "ooze" and then tell everyone to wait a few a gazillion years? But Jesus didn't do that. He created fully-grown, adult fish and hundreds of loaves of baked bread, without a net, without an oven. BANG! Right there on the spot!

It was late, Jesus, the disciples and the townspeople had all experienced a long day of travel - some by boat, others by foot. Yet Jesus healed ALL of their sick, and then he CREATED enough food to feed them all to eat! And Jesus just did it, easily, after a long day, by giving thanks to God and breaking bread.

After reading that story, I don't know about you but I am rather impressed. No wonder all the people were bringing their sick to be healed. Jesus healed . . . and then he fed them! He provided for their every need. Amazing!

Why then do we have so much trouble believing that God created everything? Why are there all these "theories" trying to explain everything from creation to the flood to Jonah living three days in the belly of a whale? Why can't we be satisfied knowing that God has the power to do ALL these things? He IS God after all!!

I think it's because we humans keep trying to explain the seemingly impossible actions of an incomprehensible God. We get frustrated trying to understand God on our terms, human terms, when the fact is, God is way, WAY beyond our own understanding. God must be shaking His head at our silly little theories and ideas.

Even Moses, when he was talking with God on Mount Sinai, even HE tried describing God in human terms. Moses wanted to know God's name. After all, us humans ALL have names, God should too, right? And what did God say?

"I am who I am." (Exodus 3:14). God has no name, He simply . . . is.

And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.” So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day." - Genesis 1:20-23

We humans always have to have an explanation, a reason, a purpose, for everything we do. It's our nature I guess. We have to understand everything, conquer everything, and justify everything that has been done throughout all of time. You know, all we REALLY need to do is to have faith and trust and belief in a God whose thoughts simply become reality.

Let us be content in the knowledge that God is God. There is no other. There is none like him. We are all unworthy to be in His presence. Yet, that is the very thing that God desires. He wants us to be with Him (like Adam & Eve in the garden of Eden). Despite our disobedience, God continues to love us. He loves us SO much that he sacrificed His one and only Son so that he could feed us "bread" (Jesus) and work a "miracle" in each of us (through His Holy Spirit). Rather than question and doubt, trying to do things on our own, let us embrace God for who He is and give Him thanks and praise.

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