God called the dry land Earth

And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day. And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:6-10

Water condensing from the atmosphere and bubbling up from underground, so much was happening on the young earth as God prepared it for life and eventually human life. We live on a blessed planet. It is the only known planet where water exists in liquid form and exists in abundance. Yet it also has large enough land masses to support life on the surface. Earth is in all likelihood the only planet in our solar system that has life. The other planets are too hot, too cold or too large.

For the last few decades scientist have been searching the universe for other planets. While they have found planets circling other stars, they have not found an earth size planet orbiting the right distance from its star to support life. The planets that are being found show that our solar system and the earth are not ordinary. It was often supposed that we lived in an average solar system on an ordinary planet. But from what has been discovered so far that is definitely not the case.

The earth seems designed specifically for life and not just life but intelligent life. The earth orbits in just the right place around just the right star. We are in just the right place in the Milky Way galaxy and in just the right place in the universe so that life can live undisturbed. Maybe some can live with so many coincidences and write them off as just a lucky draw but I cannot. For me it is easier to believe in a universe designed by God rather than we got lucky. I just don’t have enough faith to believe in that much luck.

Have a blessed day,



About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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