Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Amazing Earth

My children attended a Solar System class recently and they learned a lot of wonderful things, but I walked away in complete awe (once again) with our Superior Designer and Creator. God’s love and protection over His people overwhelms me and is clearly evident in His handiwork in the creation of Earth. I felt compelled to share these Supernatural construction insights with all of you.

The Earth’s Size is perfect. Its corresponding gravity holds a thin layer of mostly nitrogen and oxygen gases, only extending about fifty miles above the Earth's surface. If Earth were smaller, an atmosphere would be impossible, like the planet Mercury. If Earth were larger, its atmosphere would contain free hydrogen, like Jupiter. Earth is the only known planet equipped with an atmosphere of the right mixture of gases to sustain plant, animal and human life.

Surrounding our earth is a powerful Magnetic Field. It shields us from the sun’s harmful radiation and blocks the Earth from solar wind. Solar wind is a stream of charged particles ejected from the upper atmosphere of the Sun. The magnetic field repels these otherwise dangerous particle bursts.

The Earth and the Sun are set in perfect distance from one another. Our temperatures fluctuate roughly -30 degrees to +120 degrees. If the Earth were any further away from the sun, we would all freeze. Any closer and we would burn up. Even a fractional deviation in our position to the sun would make life on Earth inconceivable.

Even while the Earth rotates around the sun at a speed of nearly 67,000 mph it maintains its ideal distance from the sun. As it rotates on its axis the entire surface of the earth stays appropriately warm and cool each day.

The Moon is also just the right distance for the Earth’s gravitational pull. The moon activates essential ocean tides and movement so the ocean waters do not stagnate. And our massive oceans are also constrained from spilling over across the continents.

Are you in awe? Take a moment and praise God today for our earth and His obvious and extravagant love for us!

“The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
The skies display his craftsmanship.
Day after day they continue to speak;
night after night they make him known.
They speak without a sound or word;
their voice is never heard.
Yet their message has gone throughout the earth,
and their words to all the world.”

Psalm 19:1-4 (NLT)

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! Thank you for putting this into words. Beautiful post, and well said. Yes, I am in awe of his amazing creation - his handiwork lives in nature all around us :)