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"The Lord's Hand"

February 28, 2008

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But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? Job 12: 7-9

Last week the Associated Press reported about how scientists investigating the waters of the Antarctic had made some startling discoveries.

Making a census of life, which exists at a depth of 6,500 feet underwater, the scientists came across flora and fauna that has never been seen before. “They had fins in various places, they had funny dangly bits around their mouths,” said Martin Riddle, spokesman for the expedition.

Graham Hosie, head of the project added, “Not all of the creatures that we found could be identified and it is very likely that some new species will be recorded as a result of these voyages.”

Christians applaud these advances in science. Even as we give thanks for what these people have discovered, we rejoice that we have a God who always knew these things were there. He knew, because He placed them there when He created this world, which is so rich, so diverse in life.

Truly each of these plants and animals point to the hand of the Lord. As God said to Job, “ask the beasts and they will teach you, the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you, the bushes of the earth and they will teach you, and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know the hand of the Lord has done this?”

The hand of the Lord has made this world; His orderliness maintains it, and His Son has redeemed it. Who among us should not bow down in gratitude before such a gracious and loving God?

THE PRAYER: Dear heavenly Father, marvelous are the works of Your hands. While we applaud science with its many discoveries we are even more amazed by what You have made and how You have loved that creation through Your Son. In His Name. Amen

NOTICE: Lutheran Church Charities invited me to write a sermon of comfort for the victims of the shooting at Northern Illinois University. That sermon has been posted here: Sermon Your viewing and response is appreciated.

In Him,
Pastor Ken Klaus

In Christ I remain His servant and yours,

Pastor Ken Klaus
Speaker emeritus of The Lutheran Hour®
Lutheran Hour Ministries

Today's Bible Readings: Leviticus 11-12    Mark 7:1-13

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