"Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee."
Did you know that a tree is aerodynamically more sleek than the smoothest jet plane? As the wind blows, the leaves and branches of tree move, allowing the wind to pass. As a result, the tree has less aerodynamic drag than a jet plane.
The creation is full of examples of the Creator's principle that life needs to be resilient to change. This means that, for the sake of survival, life is not rigidly designed but has certain flexibility.
Much is said today about an increase in carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere, and concern is expressed about global warming. However, man's production of carbon dioxide is infinitesimal compared to the carbon dioxide from volcanic eruptions. Now science is learning how plants are designed to regulate carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. When carbon dioxide levels increase, many plants increase their absorption of carbon dioxide, at the same time making more oxygen available. With increasing carbon dioxide levels, plants also tend to produce tissue that decays less easily. This ties up the excess carbon for longer periods of time.
Our Creator expects us to take care of His creation. However, He knows that we cannot change conditions on planet Earth that are beyond our control. For this reason He has built mechanisms into the creation that adjust to stabilize changing conditions. How wise He is in His goodness to us!
Notes: J. Raloff. "Not All Plants Will Thrive in a Greenhouse." Science News, August 26, pp. 142-143.
Photo: Eruption of Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, photographed from the International Space Station, May 2006.
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